September 2014 archive

Sep 19

Error 1033 received logging on to the standby

Upgraded production to a few nights ago. The primary is 3-node RAC and the standby is 2-node RAC. Notice that one of the threads was not transmitting redo to the standby. Saw this repeatedly in the alert log:   Error 1033 received logging on to the standby   Turns out this was a problem …

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Sep 16

Good Time for DBAs?

Is this a good time to be a DBA? My biased opinion is that any time is a good time to be a DBA. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released an outlook indicating that DBA positions are expected to increase 15% between 2012 and 2022. Now comes this article¬†that says about 50% of DBAs …

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Sep 05

Oracle coming in 2016

Oracle will be releasing Oracle 12cR2 in the first half of 2016. See Metalink Note 742060.1 for the current release schedule. The Oracle patchset is not on the list but there is a chance it will be out before 12cR2. We’ll have to wait and see I guess. Now for the burning question…do I …

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Sep 02

Importance of Testing

I am working on upgrading all of our production databases to the Oracle version. My company’s most important database serves a custom, in-house developed application so we have the luxury (and sometime the curse) of having complete control over the application source code. If I discover a version-specific issue with a their party application, …

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