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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers

Mon, 2022-04-25 02:23

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use handlers in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is my dad, Graham Wood, who spend most of his time … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Handlers"

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Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change!

Fri, 2022-04-22 02:59

You may have heard version 22.1 of Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) has been released. For the versions between 3.0 and 21.4 the installation process was pretty much the same. From version 22.1 it’s out with the old and in with the new… I’ve put out an installation article, but remember it’s early days for … Continue reading "Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) 22.1 : All Change!"

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VirtualBox 6.1.34

Wed, 2022-04-20 05:59

VirtualBox 6.1.34 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on Windows 11 and macOS Big Sur hosts with no dramas. Some time in the next 24 hours I’ll upload updated versions of my Oracle Linux 7 and Oracle Linux 8 vagrant boxes. https://app.vagrantup.com/oraclebase This is going to get plenty of testing as … Continue reading "VirtualBox 6.1.34"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Host and Group Variables

Tue, 2022-04-19 03:06

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use lists and loops in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Toon Koppelaars, famous for The Helsinki Declaration (IT Version), which … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Host and Group Variables"

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Operating Systems for Oracle Databases, Including Windows This Time… (Poll Results Discussed)

Wed, 2022-04-13 03:04

Last week I put out a post about operating systems used for running Oracle databases. Operating Systems for Oracle Databases (Poll Results Discussed) This was the first question from the previous post. Unfortunately I forgot to include Windows. A number of people contacted me about this, asking if I would ask the question again and … Continue reading "Operating Systems for Oracle Databases, Including Windows This Time… (Poll Results Discussed)"

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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Lists and Loops

Mon, 2022-04-11 02:11

In today’s video we demonstrate how to use lists and loops in Ansible Playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s video is Øyvind Isene, who took a break during … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Lists and Loops"

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Operating Systems for Oracle Databases (Poll Results Discussed)

Thu, 2022-04-07 03:55

I put out some questions on Twitter a couple of days ago, asking about the operating systems people were using for their Oracle database servers. As with all these polls, we have to discuss some caveats. Most of the people that follow me are from the Oracle community, so that puts a heavy bias on … Continue reading "Operating Systems for Oracle Databases (Poll Results Discussed)"

The post Operating Systems for Oracle Databases (Poll Results Discussed) first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Operating Systems for Oracle Databases (Poll Results Discussed) was first posted on April 7, 2022 at 9:55 am.
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Video : Ansible Playbooks : Introduction

Mon, 2022-04-04 02:31

In today’s video we’ll introduce Ansible Playbooks. There’s quite a lot to cover, so this is only one of several videos covering playbooks. The video is based on the following article. Ansible : Playbooks – First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles Ansible YouTube Playlist The star of today’s … Continue reading "Video : Ansible Playbooks : Introduction"

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The Oracle ACE Program : My 16 Year Anniversary

Fri, 2022-04-01 02:29

It’s April 1st, which means it’s my 16th year anniversary of being an Oracle ACE. As usual I’ll mention some of the other anniversaries that will happen throughout this year. 27 years working with Oracle technology in August. (August 1995) 22 years doing my website in July. (Original name: 03 July 2000 or current name: 31 August 2001) 17 years blogging … Continue reading "The Oracle ACE Program : My 16 Year Anniversary"

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Why Automation Matters : Taking a step backward to move forward!

Thu, 2022-03-31 03:56

There was a small thread on Twitter today about unit testing, which I’m going to extrapolate to automation generally. There can be a certain reluctance towards writing unit tests. I guess the thinking goes, I’m here to write code and solve problems, not waste time writing test code. Unit test quality and code coverage varies, … Continue reading "Why Automation Matters : Taking a step backward to move forward!"

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Video : Ansible : Installation and Configuration

Mon, 2022-03-28 01:55

In today’s video we’ll cover the installation and configuration of Ansible. The video is based on the following article, and will be the first in a series of videos. Ansible : First Steps You might find some useful stuff here. Ansible : All Articles The star of today’s video is Neil Chandler, who took time … Continue reading "Video : Ansible : Installation and Configuration"

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Death of the DBA… Again…

Tue, 2022-03-22 03:31

If you’ve followed the blog for a while you will know I’ve revisited this topic several times since I first wrote about it in 2007. Here are some links if you want to go down memory lane. The Oracle DBA… A dying breed? An “unconference” session of the same name I did at Oracle OpenWorld 2007. … Continue reading "Death of the DBA… Again…"

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Video : SQLcl : Data Pump

Mon, 2022-03-21 03:07

In today’s video we demonstrate the Data Pump functionality in SQLcl. The video is based on this article. SQLcl : Data Pump You might also find these useful. SQLcl : All Articles The star of today’s video is the ever tuneful Jeff Smith, of SQL Developer, SQL Data Modeler, SQLcl and ORDS fame… Cheers Tim…

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AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (my thoughts)

Thu, 2022-03-17 02:28

I recently had to sit the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals exam for work. Here are some thoughts about it. Preparation There are lots of ways to prepare for this exam. Here are the things I used… Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals – Learn : My initial plan was to just work through these notes and sit … Continue reading "AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (my thoughts)"

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How are you provisioning your databases on-prem and in the cloud? Poll results discussed.

Wed, 2022-03-16 02:15

Following on from my previous post, I wanted to discuss the results of the polls regarding database provisioning. This was the first question I asked. A couple of years ago I stopped putting GUI installation articles on my website. They look pretty and seem to get a lot of views, but I thought posting them … Continue reading "How are you provisioning your databases on-prem and in the cloud? Poll results discussed."

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Are you running production databases on the cloud? Poll results discussed.

Tue, 2022-03-15 03:14

It can be quite difficult to know if your impression of technology usage is skewed. Your opinion is probably going to depend on a number of factors including what you read, who you follow, and the type of company you work for. For this reason I asked some questions on Twitter the other day, just … Continue reading "Are you running production databases on the cloud? Poll results discussed."

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Video : SecureFiles Shrink in Oracle Database 21c

Mon, 2022-03-07 02:30

In today’s video we’ll demonstrate the SecureFiles Shrink feature, introduced in Oracle database 21c. The video is based on this article. Space Management Enhancements in Oracle Database 21c You might also find these useful. Online Segment Shrink for Tables : Free Unused Space (video) ALTER TABLE … SHRINK SPACE Command : Online Segment Shrink for … Continue reading "Video : SecureFiles Shrink in Oracle Database 21c"

The post Video : SecureFiles Shrink in Oracle Database 21c first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Video : SecureFiles Shrink in Oracle Database 21c was first posted on March 7, 2022 at 9:30 am.
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Video : The PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD Command in Oracle Database 21c

Mon, 2022-02-28 02:28

In today’s video we demonstrate the PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD command, introduced in Oracle database 21c. The video is based on this article. Data Guard : The PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD Command in Oracle Database 21c The star of today’s video is Osama Mustafa, who was looking like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle … Continue reading "Video : The PREPARE DATABASE FOR DATA GUARD Command in Oracle Database 21c"

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Fear of a Robot Planet

Fri, 2022-02-25 07:59

I’ve been on a retro-kick recently, and I’ve been listening to some Isaac Asimov books on Audible. During the Robot series there is a constant theme of some people distrusting robots. Despite being brought up on a diet of films where robots turn bad, I’ve never really shared this feeling. Anyway, I thought I would … Continue reading "Fear of a Robot Planet"

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Video : EXCEPT and EXCEPT ALL Set Operators in Oracle Database 21c

Mon, 2022-02-21 02:30

In today’s video we demonstrate the EXCEPT and EXCEPT ALL set operators, introduced in Oracle database 21c. The video is based on this article. SQL Set Operator Enhancements (EXCEPT, EXCEPT ALL, MINUS ALL, INTERSECT ALL) in Oracle Database 21c You might also find these useful. SQL for Beginners (Part 6) : Set Operators SQL for … Continue reading "Video : EXCEPT and EXCEPT ALL Set Operators in Oracle Database 21c"

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