Monthly Archives: July 2015

Converting Single Instance to RAC..OR..”Just add water..”

We had the need to clone a RAC for upgrading purposes, and although the steps are quite straight forward, there are always some caveats. The steps are: – Clone the RAC (or basically one node) to a single instance. – … Continue reading

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ASM Create Diskgroup On Commandline..Or..”When The Gui Doesn’t GUI…”

One day I needed a new database on a separate diskgroup, but of course something had to bug out on me..This time it was the GUI of ASM (ASM Configuration Assistant a.k.a.: asmca). Being the effective DBA I am (although … Continue reading

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RMAN error 06136..Or..”The Error That Error-ed..”

At a time when a lot was depending on a restore (ain’t it always??) I looked at my trusty documentation and said with full confidence I was able to duplicate a database from a backup. Production application was stopped, the … Continue reading

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