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 day, and sanctified it; because that in it he had rested from all his work […]Read More And on the seventh day, God fiddled with His NLS settings
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 col program form a50 col minutes form 999 alter session set nls_date_format = ‘Dy DD-Mon-YYYY […]Read More What SQL and sessions are running?
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 sort of data block corruption. Rman backup logs had not reported any corrpution, but dbverify […]Read More Data block corruption cleared with alter system flush buffer_cache
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 local admin rights to install. Those things can take an age to organise in large […]Read More Free X windows emulator for running Oracle Installer