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How to Solve: SQL Developer can’t start because MSVCR71.dll is missing (On Windows)

I have installed SQL Developer (with JDK) on Windows many times before, and almost all the time I receive the system error bellow when trying to execute it by the first time. Due to this, I decided to publish the

Posted in General, Others, Questions, Tutorials

My Latin American Tour in March

At March I will be presenting my very successful seminar “Mastering Backup and Recovery” in some countries of Latin America for the very first time. Thank you Panama, Chile and Brazil OUGs for inviting me to your amazing countries! Please,

Posted in 11gR2, 12c, Books, General, News, Others, Questions, Tutorials

My book: Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide

It was a long journey of hard work and team work that now has finished, as a result you will find my book Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide that I wrote with the help of my good

Posted in 12c, Backup & Recovery, Books, DBA Career Tips, General, Interview Tips, Others, Questions, Scripts, Tutorials, White Papers

Why use OVM for Oracle Databases

Some time ago I made a benchmark exercise to compare the performance of an Oracle Database running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment to clear some of the main questions our team and clients in Revera have,

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Posted in Cloud, General, News, Others, OVM, Virtualization, White Papers

Playing with VirtualBox, Oracle 12c ( and OEL 6.4 – Part 2

We will complete our lab by installing the Oracle Database software, create a Pluggable database and take a look in the Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Express. The steps to install and create an Oracle Database 12c are: 1 – Go

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Posted in 12c, General, Linux, Others, Tutorials, Virtualization

Are you getting short of SCN?

Did you know that Oracle has determine that some software bugs (affecting databases between version and could cause the database to attempt to exceed the current maximum SCN value (The limit is currently 281 trillion) causing a transaction

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What is new in 12c for Backup and Recovery?

OOW has announced the new Oracle Database 12c, and this new version of the database product as expected has introduced many new features and enhancements for Backup and Recovery, on this post I will introduce you to some of them.

Posted in Backup & Recovery, General, News, Others