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Dan Hotka
Follow /2 May 2016 at 1:24pm / Oracle

PC Support Call – a scam of the worst kind…

Scam focusing on home computer users I’ve heard of this scam but have not received the call. Last night, I received the call. It came in as ‘out of area’ caller. He presented himself as “Peter from PC Support…”...
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Johannes Ahrends
Follow /2 May 2016 at 1:19pm / Oracle

Flashback Functions – One Name, different Techniques

Part 1: Flashback Database Since version 9i there is the term “Flashback” in the Oracle Technology. However it is often hard to harmonize the different terms and corresponding technologies. Let’s start with the definitions: Flashback...
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Deiby Gomez
Follow /1 May 2016 at 6:51pm / Oracle

Upgrading TFA to use the RAC and DB Support Tools

If you have installed Grid Infrastructure 12.1.0.2 you will notice that TFA is already included there, and actually TFA started to be included since Oracle GI 11.2.0.4. The version that come with GI 12.1.0.2 is 12.1.2.0.0 as you can see below: [root...
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Porus Homi Havewala
Follow /1 May 2016 at 10:40am / Oracle

Snap Clone Via Self Service Portal – Part 1

A friend asked: “I am setting up the “PDB as a service portal” in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c. I want to ask, how I can create a profile for a pdb as this is a requirement for a creating a template for the self service portal...
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Iggy Fernandez
Follow /1 May 2016 at 7:00am / Oracle

When SQLT is not enough

When tuning a SQL query, I rely on a SQLT report because it has all kinds of pertinent information including—to name just a few—optimizer settings, indexes, statistics, plan history, and view definitions. However, recently I came across a...
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