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Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) and Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center resources, news, and support articles.

Bad Standby

On Friday, I discovered that my standby database had not applied transactions for 8 days. This is very bad for me because I only keep 7 days worth of archived redo logs. So I had no redo to apply. I used the steps in Note 836986.1 to roll forward my standby with an RMAN incremental backup. The steps in the document worked very well for me. My primary generated about 700GB of redo during this 8 day period, but the RMAN incremental backup was about 285GB in total size. It took me about 24 hours to create the backup since RMAN had to read my entire 14TB database, block by block.

What’s New with the Latest Release

Yesterday I posted notification of the latest plug-in releases for Enterprise Manager 12.1.0.4. There have been quite a number of enhancements in these new plug-ins, so let’s have a quick look at each plug-in and what’s new.
Enterprise Manager for Cloud (version 12.1.0.9.0)
PDB as a Service Custom Placement Option

On the Books for 2015…

As always, starting 2015 with a full plate! Several presentations and papers in the works for the next few months… now if my kids could stay healthy and get back to school so I can get some real work done!   One webinar, 2 presentations, 1 whitepaper and a hands on lab in progress… oh and finding time to blog on my list of topics that keeps growing…

New Plug-ins Released

The latest plug-in release has just been announced. There are new versions for the following plug-ins:

2014 Blog Stats

As the end of the year is right upon us, I thought it was time to look at this year’s stats for my blog. I’m averaging over 30,000 hits per month and about 3,000 unique visitors each month. I’m pleased with the attention my poor little blog is receiving.
 
Here are the stats:

What’s a Major Version Anyway?

We all know that Oracle 12c was released quite awhile ago. Oracle 12.1.0.1 was the next major version in the Oracle database life cycle. But what’s in a major version anyway?
 

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