DBA Kevlar

Tips, Tricks, (and maybe a few rants) to make more DBAs bulletproof!

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I’ve been going through some SERIOUS training in just over a week.  This training has successfully navigated the “Three I’s”,

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Back in 2012, when I started to build a reputation as a mentor, the goal was not just to create

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So there are some cool features that are built into the GPIOZero library/module.  One of the challenges I think many

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So after over two years at Oracle, I’m moving on.  Yes, for those of you who haven’t seen the tweets

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How many times have you had maintenance or a release complete and everyone is sure that everything’s been put back the

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I just built out my own EM13c environment so I can answer many questions that I won’t be able to

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I know Werner DeGruyter will like the title of this post, so here’s a post dedicated to him as my

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Per Oracle documentation, you’re able to upgrade from EM12c to EM13c, including the OMR, (Oracle Management Repository) to DB12c and

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Enterprise Manager does a LOT.  Sometimes it may do too much.  Customers on forums, on support or via email and

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This last week I presented at Great Lakes Oracle Conference, (GLOC16) and the discussion on monitoring of non-Oracle databases came

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Change is difficult for technical folks.  Our world is always moving at blinding speed, so if you start changing things

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With the addition of the Configuration Management from OpsCenter to Enterprise Manager 13c, there are some additional features to ease

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I fly out tomorrow for NoCOUG’s Spring Conference, which will be held on Friday, the 13th in San Jose, California.

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There are two ways to compare one database to another in the AWR Warehouse.  I covered the ADDM Comparison Report

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A lot of my ideas for blog posts come from questions emailed to me or asked via Twitter.  Today’s blog

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The OMS Patcher is a newer patching mechanism for the OMS specifically, (I know, the name kind of gave it

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Monitoring templates are an essential feature to a basic Enterprise Manager environment, ensuring consistent monitoring across groups and target types. 

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So Uwe Hesse caught my interest when he blogged about how to add your twitter handle to your time on

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