Monthly Archives: November 2013

Shrink Transaction Logs in all every database SQL Server

SQL Server transaction logs need backed up regularly, or they will grow and grow forever, eventually filling up all available disk space. That is best done in a maintenance plan. Unfortunately you have to remember to set that up post

Posted in SQL server

Remote Desktop Connection Manager

Remote Desktop Connection Manager, a free download from, lets you switch quickly between windows servers, saves the servers and your login details in a list.

Posted in SQL server, Windows

Flashback query alternative to point in time recovery

If data has been removed due to user error, it can be easily and quickly be brought back without the need for restores, using flashback query: CREATE TABLE temp_rescue AS SELECT * FROM owner.table AS OF TIMESTAMP TO_TIMESTAMP ( ‘Thu

Posted in Rman

sda: sense key Recovered Error linux fsck forcefsck

Errors in /var/log/messages: kernel: Current sda: sense key Recovered Error kernel: Additional sense: Failure prediction threshold exceeded kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda9) in ext3_setattr: Journal has aborted kernel: EXT3-fs error (device sda9) in start_transaction: Journal has aborted Fix with (requires

Posted in Linux

RMAN point in time restore

Rman point in time restore: rman connect target / connect catalog user/password@catalog_database run { shutdown immediate ! now take an OS copy of current control file and current online redo logs in case need to regress startup mount set until

Posted in Rman