March 31, 2009
Yesterday in my course I ran into a strange BUG in Oracle Express (XE) on WIN32 and Linux 32 bit, in fact one of my students, Ralf Spiwoks, found it:
I have tried to run a top level anonymous block in which assigned a value to a BIND variable and got kicked out of my session with an ORA-03113.
SQL> VAR lname VARCHAR2(4)
ORA-03114: not connected to ORACLE
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
THIS IS A BUG which exists in 10gR2.
Only top level blocks are affected by this BUG.
After I wrapped the block into another block it worked.
Here is the workaround:
PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.
I have tested only WIN 32 and LINUX32 => XE and Enterprise Edition on Win32. It has been fixed in the meentime, but I am not sure with which patch.
In EE 11gR1 it works.
September 27, 2008
A few days ago Larry Ellison has unvailed Oracle Exadata Storage, a family of software and hardware products including a hardware product which has been designed specially for large Data Warehouses in cooperation with HP, HP Oracle Database Machine.
The Database Machine runs Oracle Database 11g and Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and includes all the required Infiniband infrastructure and related hardware.
This is the first hardware product ever Oracle marketed under its own name.
It integrates Oracle Database Software with highly suffisticated hardware using Linux and ASM to build a very fast database maschine.
You can find more detailed information on Kevin Closson’s blog where he maintains an FAQ page.
Kevin is Performance Architect in Oracle’s Systems Technology Group which is a part of Server Technologies.
A few impressions from OOW by Tim Hall can be found on his blog.
August 25, 2008
A few days ago I arrived in Cairo again.
I will deliver a series of 11g Administration Courses for Oracle again.
One day after I arrived the there was a a big fire which burned down the house of the maglis ash-shura, consultative councel completely.
I was lucky enough to have my new camera with me to take some exciting shots.
It looked to me as if there were multiple fires burning at the same time.
August 12, 2008
Today I have reveived a parcel from IOUG containing five copies of the current SELECT magazine.
Plus a sweater with the SELECT Journal Contributer logo:
Additionally I was granted a one year free membership for Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) for my article on DETECTING AND REPAIRING CORRUPT BLOCKS IN ORACLE DATABASE 11g WITH THE DATA RECOVERY ADVISER which is included in the curernt issue Volume 15 Number 3/2008.
Thanks IOUG and SELECT, this was a nice surprise.
April 14, 2008
Today my blog has reached to the 100’000 hits landmark.
I am very happy that this has become such a successfull forum here.
Thanks for reading
I’ll keep on posting in the future!
April 3, 2008
Oracle Technology Network announces that “Oracle Unbreakable Linux support customers at the Basic and Premier support levels now can download and deploy Oracle Clusterware at no additional license fee or support cost.”
Oracle Unbreakable Linux.
Before this the clusterware needed at least one Standard Edition License.
Now you can download the clusterware and use it as an extension of your Linux to make virtually any application highly available even without having an Oracle Database Server.
For more info on this and ready made scripts see my previouse post on how to protect a single instance database with the clusterware.
This is really cool!
March 27, 2008
Today I have delivered two presentation @ the
yearly conference of the Swiss Oracle Usergroup.
The topics were :
- Real Application Testing with Oracle 11g
REPLAY DATABASE and
SQL PERFORMANCE ADVISOR
- SQL Plan Management and Automatic SQL Tuning in 11g
I have used my new courseware which
I have produced in the last few weeks for 11g New Features.
I offer to to deliver special courses for topics such as
- High Availability with Flashback and other 10g and 11g features
- Backup 10g & 11g
- Memory Management 10g & 11g
- Upgrade Issues 10g & 11g
- 11g New Features Overview
If you are interested in these topics please contact me by email: