Monthly Archives: November 2014

Database Fails To Start With Large Amounts Of Huge Pages Available..Or..”Where Did I Lost My Mind..”

When configuring HugePages for a database, it kept refusing to startup (since the parameter large pages=’only’ was set). There were more than enough HugePages free, as shown below: $ cat /proc/meminfo |grep -i huge HugePages_Total: 33040 HugePages_Free:  14127 HugePages_Rsvd:   1569 … Continue reading

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Opatch PSU October 2014 Fails..Or “Why Did I Try This Again?”

After upgrading to Oracle 11.2.0.4.0, it was a fine moment to also apply the latests PSU, while working at it anyway. However, after running all the prerequisites and checks who where all claiming success,  the patch did not want to … Continue reading

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ORA-15055: Unable To Connect To ASM Instance…Or..”When Everything Goes Down The Drain”

After some semi-successful patching of the Oracle Grid, and everything regarding the ASM instance was working ok, the database just plain refused to start and hook up to the ASM instance. The database alert log showed us this: Errors in … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Moving Database Files To Other Location..Or..” Wh-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y-Y!!!?!?!”

After a particular non-knowledgeable expert was done,  we ended up with a database which had spread his files all over the server. Needless to say: besides having a crappy wannabe database, having the database and log files all over the … Continue reading

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