Month: April 2007

And on the seventh day, God fiddled with His NLS settings

This would seem to be pretty authoritative: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which He had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh

Posted in Bugs, Character sets

What SQL and sessions are running?

GUIs like TOAD and Enterprise Manager can show this better, but they’re not always to hand. Every session active now or within the last minute is shown. set pages 9999 lines 132 col username form a20 col osuser form a20

Posted in Performance tuning, Scripts

Data block corruption cleared with alter system flush buffer_cache

So I had: ORA-08103: object no longer exists being reported on SQL affecting one application table. But that table existed ok in dba_tables, could be described ok, and selects restricted to its indexed columns returned data ok. Suspicion was some

Posted in Bugs, Rman

Free X windows emulator for running Oracle Installer

It’s often a pain getting X windows GUIs like the Oracle Installer and DBCA to run on Micrsoft Windows PC clients. Emulators like Reflection-X, KEA-Term, and Exceed work ok, but they cost money to licence and require source media and

Posted in Installs, Linux