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Rename Pluggable Database

I stumbled upon a convenient way to rename a pluggable database: SQL> alter system enable restricted session; System altered. SQL> alter database rename global_name to test12.home.com; Database altered. SQL> alter session set container=cdb$root; Session altered. SQL> select name from v$pdbs; … Continue reading

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12c: OPTIMIZER_DYNAMIC_SAMPLING=11

Oracle 12c has a new feature related to optimizer dynamic sampling. The new level 11 is supposed to put the dynamic sampling on auto pilot and make the statistics available to other users. However, as soon as this was set, … Continue reading

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Smarter DG Broker in Oracle 12c

In Oracle 11G, DG Broker needed to be told whether the standby database was physical or logical. The command to add database in 11G was something like this: ADD DATABASE <DB Unique Name> AS CONNECT IDENTIFIER is <TNS Descriptor> MAINTAINED … Continue reading

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Synthetic Full Backup for Oracle

Synthetic full backup is a method for combining incremental backup into a full backup. It is not a new thing, many backup utilities can do that with file system backups. It is also well described: http://www.techworld.com/storage/what-are-synthetic-backups-1149/ http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/synthetic_backup.html However, there is … Continue reading

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A New Version of an Old Trick

A long, long time ago, people started using the following SQL idiom: with t as (select /*+ materialize */ …..) select …. from t If my memory serves me right, Jonathan Lewis was the first person whom I saw using … Continue reading

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After startup trigger on RAC

Recently, a colleague of mine had some problems with pinning application procedures into the shared pool. His database was upgraded to RAC and he wanted to pin the application procedures and packages into shared pool upon the database startup. The … Continue reading

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ASM 12c, OCR and voting devices II

I finished the installation of 12c cluster and noticed that I haven’t been asked for voting and registry devices as was previously the case. I had to create a single disk group. John Franklin, from LinkedIn RAC SIG suggested running … Continue reading

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