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Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c ( and OEL 6.4 – Part 1

Now that 12c was released it’s time to install in on OEL 6.4 64 bits OS. Let’s start playing with this. Before we start with the creation of the VM we will need to download some software first, such as:

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Posted in 12c, General, Oracle FAQ, OVM, Tutorials, User Groups, White Papers

Once again, How to Improve your Oracle Career

The main question about the DBA job I hear all the time is: How can I became a successful DBA? Most of the people that I talk to who have difficulties starting out in their DBA career really have an

Posted in DBA Career Tips, General, Interview Tips, Oracle FAQ

What was new for Oracle Backup and Recovery at 11g?

Oracle 12c is around the corner and due that I have received many questions from fellow DBAs about what was new about Backup and Recovery at 11g I have decided to write a small white paper about it. Hope you

Posted in 11gR2, Backup & Recovery, General, Oracle FAQ, Tutorials, White Papers

Tip of the month – Magic for DBAs

Who never had a problem with a SQL that is killing your Database Performance and you can’t fix it because it’s running from an external closed application that you or your developers can’t touch? Since Oracle version 10 this is

Posted in General, Oracle FAQ, Tuning, Tutorials

DB_ULTRA_SAFE a new GEM for High Availability

DB_ULTRA_SAFE is a new parameter introduced with Oracle 11gR1, and a fantastic new GEM for High Availability, that using Data Guard to configure on both the primary and standby will trigger the most comprehensive data corruption prevention and detection (and

Posted in 11gR2, DBA Career Tips, General, Oracle FAQ, Others, Tutorials

Error cannot open shared object file when installing Grid Control

I’m writing this post due that I receive this question almost once a week regarding OEM installations. If you see this error when installing your Oracle Enterprise Manager (Grid Control at OEL 5 or RHEL 5: /home/oracle/OracleHomes/oms10g/Apache/Apache/bin/httpd: error while

Posted in General, Grid Control, Linux, Oracle FAQ

Finally, Oracle 11gR2 is here!!

After months of tests, Oracle released today the newest release of 11g Database ( – for Linux x86 and 64bit only), with more than 200 new features and a lot of excellent surprises. Oracle Database 11g Release 1 (11.1 –

Posted in 11gR2, General, Migrations, News, Oracle FAQ, Upgrade/Migration