Angry DBA

Some fun from the Angry DBA site – http://web.archive.org/web/20050206023801/http://www.angrydba.com/ Contents: Why are DBA’s angry? Angry DBA stories Is your DBA angry? Angry DBA Gallery How to make your DBA angry DBA Jokes Are you an angry DBA? The website disappeared a long time ago, but is still available thanks to the Wayback Machine. H/t APC.

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March 8, 2013

Upgrade rman catalog – no need to upgrade oracle database version

Rman catalog can be upgraded to a higher version than its hosting database oracle version. This is useful if you want to back up new versions of oracle without changing the oracle version on the database used to host the rman catalog. To do this, run the following commands from the higher version oracle database: […]

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March 2, 2013

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Patch upgrade Oracle RAC 11.2.0.2 to 11.2.0.3 on linux

I used the steps below to apply patchset 11.2.0.3 to an existing 11.2.0.2 2-node RAC cluster on linux RHEL 5.8 64 bit. Note that GRID_HOME and DB_HOME locations will both be changed as part of this patchset. 0) Download and unzip software from My Oracle Support into e.g. /unzipped Main patch is 7 large zipfiles, […]

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March 1, 2013