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ODC Appreciation Day : The Oracle Community

ODC Appreciation Day : The Oracle Community

This time I don’t want to say thank you to a particular Oracle Feature, but I want to highlight the entire Oracle Community. It started a couple of years ago. After a nice project implementing OVM on Exadata, Philippe Fierens convinced me to start speaking at conferences. Since then, I did not regret any second of that decision. The Oracle Community is such a warm group of people. The cool part is, you don’t have to be shy! Everyone makes mistakes…

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Acfs: it’s all about permissions

Acfs: it’s all about permissions

It all starts with creation of a database on a Database appliance which failed with the error

  One of the things … is it due to running on the ODA or is it a general cluster issue? It was easy to verify as this customer had another ODA on which everything just works smoothly. So we started to compare the environments. One tiny little thing appeared to be different: the ACL. On a working ODA:

  On…

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Oracle secure backup. It DOES work on windows

Oracle secure backup. It DOES work on windows

A while ago I was asked to implement a filesystem backup on a windows server. How hard could it be and basically it’s not too difficult. Only one minor thing is not too well documented and I would like to highlight this here. In this particular setup the service was running under the local system account. Personally I would like to see it under a local user account. In order to be able to perform a succesfull filesystem backup, we…

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mac os x + 12c thin client

mac os x + 12c thin client

Sometimes it’s time to upgrade. So the I decided to add the oracle 12c thin client to my mac a couple of weeks ago. Yes I know, I was very happy with the oldy-but-goodie 10g version, but ok. The 12c instant client is very easy to install. I remember it took quite some time to install the 10g version, so happy about that. Unzipping the zipfiles, 2 symlinks and then a bit personal config in my .profile. So far so…

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