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Fedora 37 and Oracle

Tue, 2022-11-22 03:34

Fedora 37 was released recently. Here comes the standard warning. Here are the usual things I do when a new version of Fedora comes out. Why do I do this? As mentioned in the first link, Fedora is a proving ground for future versions of RHEL, and therefore Oracle Linux. I like to see what … Continue reading "Fedora 37 and Oracle"

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VirtualBox 7.0.4 and Vagrant 2.3.3 – Another VirtualBox Fail (For Me)…

Sun, 2022-11-20 04:12

VirtualBox 7.0.4 VirtualBox 7.0.4 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the normal places. From my previous posts on VirtualBox 7.0.x you will know I’ve been having problems with it. They all seem to come down to networking. I can often, but not always, start up and existing VM, but if I try to build a new VM … Continue reading "VirtualBox 7.0.4 and Vagrant 2.3.3 – Another VirtualBox Fail (For Me)…"

The post VirtualBox 7.0.4 and Vagrant 2.3.3 – Another VirtualBox Fail (For Me)… first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.VirtualBox 7.0.4 and Vagrant 2.3.3 – Another VirtualBox Fail (For Me)… was first posted on November 20, 2022 at 11:12 am.
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APEX 22.2 : Vagrant and Docker Updates

Mon, 2022-11-14 05:10

I know it’s hard to believe that anything happened last week other than the implosion of Twitter, but APEX 22.2 was also released. As normal, this resulted in a bunch of updates to my builds. Vagrant All relevant Vagrant builds were updated to include APEX 22.2. Many had been updated recently to bring them in … Continue reading "APEX 22.2 : Vagrant and Docker Updates"

The post APEX 22.2 : Vagrant and Docker Updates first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.APEX 22.2 : Vagrant and Docker Updates was first posted on November 14, 2022 at 12:10 pm.
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VirtualBox 7.0.2 and Vagrant 2.3.2

Fri, 2022-10-21 04:21

VirtualBox 7.0.2 Hot on the heels of VirtualBox 7.0, we now have VirtualBox 7.0.2. I’m not going to lie, I expected this release to happen really quickly, as VirtualBox 7.0 gave me a number of headaches. The downloads and changelog are in the normal places. I’m hoping this fix solves a lot of my problems. … Continue reading "VirtualBox 7.0.2 and Vagrant 2.3.2"

The post VirtualBox 7.0.2 and Vagrant 2.3.2 first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.VirtualBox 7.0.2 and Vagrant 2.3.2 was first posted on October 21, 2022 at 10:21 am.
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Joel Kallman Day 2022 : It’s a Wrap! (#JoelKallmanDay)

Wed, 2022-10-12 01:59

Yesterday was an Oracle community day called the Joel Kallman Day (#JoelKallmanDay) 2022. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to join in. Here is the list of posts I saw in chronological order. If I missed you out, give me a shout and I’ll add you.  My … Continue reading "Joel Kallman Day 2022 : It’s a Wrap! (#JoelKallmanDay)"

The post Joel Kallman Day 2022 : It’s a Wrap! (#JoelKallmanDay) first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Joel Kallman Day 2022 : It’s a Wrap! (#JoelKallmanDay) was first posted on October 12, 2022 at 7:59 am.
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VirtualBox 7.0

Tue, 2022-10-11 08:17

VirtualBox 7.0 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. VirtualBox installed with no drama on my Windows hosts. Something a little funky happened on macOS (Intel), so I removed VirtualBox and installed it again. It worked fine the second time. The current version of Vagrant (2.3.1) fails with a version … Continue reading "VirtualBox 7.0"

The post VirtualBox 7.0 first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.VirtualBox 7.0 was first posted on October 11, 2022 at 2:17 pm.
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Understand the history of your subject matter #JoelKallmanDay

Tue, 2022-10-11 02:27

When dealing with mature environments it’s not good enough to only understand what the current trend or “best practice” is. We also have to understand the history of the environment, and the technology stack we are using, as that will help inform us about why decisions were made they way they were. Let’s look at … Continue reading "Understand the history of your subject matter #JoelKallmanDay"

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Stupid is as stupid does! Outsourcing, Agile, DevOps and Cloud.

Thu, 2022-10-06 04:01

Outsourcing From Hell Many years ago, when outsourcing first became a thing, you would often see phrases like, “you can’t outsource a problem”. That can be interpreted in several ways, but one which comes to mind is the idea that if you can’t properly define what you need, how can you expect someone to deliver … Continue reading "Stupid is as stupid does! Outsourcing, Agile, DevOps and Cloud."

The post Stupid is as stupid does! Outsourcing, Agile, DevOps and Cloud. first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Stupid is as stupid does! Outsourcing, Agile, DevOps and Cloud. was first posted on October 6, 2022 at 10:01 am.
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Separation of Duties (Poll Results Discussed)

Wed, 2022-09-28 03:12

On the back of the recent patching polls I asked a couple of questions about separation of duties. As always, the sample size is small and my followers have an Oracle bias, so you can decide how representative you think these number are… Separation of Duties Here was the first question. This is exactly what … Continue reading "Separation of Duties (Poll Results Discussed)"

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Joel Kallman Day 2022 : Announcement

Tue, 2022-09-27 02:03

Since 2016 we’ve had an Oracle community day where we push out content on the same day to try and get a bit of a community buzz. The name has changed over the years, but in 2021 it was renamed to the “Joel Kallman Day”. Joel was big on community, and it seems like a … Continue reading "Joel Kallman Day 2022 : Announcement"

The post Joel Kallman Day 2022 : Announcement first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Joel Kallman Day 2022 : Announcement was first posted on September 27, 2022 at 8:03 am.
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Oracle Database Patching (Poll Results Discussed)

Mon, 2022-09-26 02:05

Having recently put out a post about database patching, I was interested to know what people out in the world were doing, so I went to Twitter to ask. As always, the sample size is small and my followers have an Oracle bias, so you can decide how representative you think these number are… Patching … Continue reading "Oracle Database Patching (Poll Results Discussed)"

The post Oracle Database Patching (Poll Results Discussed) first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Oracle Database Patching (Poll Results Discussed) was first posted on September 26, 2022 at 8:05 am.
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Database Patching : It’s a difficult subject

Wed, 2022-09-21 02:42

If you came hear hoping I was going to say there are valid reasons not to patch, you are out of luck. There is never a valid reason not to patch… Instead this post is more about the general approach to patching. I’ve spent 22+ years writing about Oracle, including how to install it, but … Continue reading "Database Patching : It’s a difficult subject"

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Vagrant : “SSH auth method: private key” – Timed out…

Sun, 2022-09-18 04:25

Out of nowhere I recently started to get problems with Vagrant running on a Windows 11 host. The “vagrant up” command would always hang at the “SSH auth method: private key” stage. You can see an example of the output here. default: SSH address: 127.0.0.1:2222 default: SSH username: vagrant default: SSH auth method: private key … Continue reading "Vagrant : “SSH auth method: private key” – Timed out…"

The post Vagrant : “SSH auth method: private key” – Timed out… first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Vagrant : “SSH auth method: private key” – Timed out… was first posted on September 18, 2022 at 10:25 am.
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VirtualBox 6.1.38

Mon, 2022-09-05 02:37

VirtualBox 6.1.38 has been released. The downloads and changelog are in the usual places. I’ve installed it on Windows 11 and macOS Big Sur hosts with no dramas. I’ve updated my Oracle Linux 7, 8 and 9 Vagrant boxes. https://app.vagrantup.com/oraclebase It’s probably going to take me a few days to run through my builds, but I’m sure they will be … Continue reading "VirtualBox 6.1.38"

The post VirtualBox 6.1.38 first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.VirtualBox 6.1.38 was first posted on September 5, 2022 at 8:37 am.
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Why Automation Matters : Your automation is your documentation

Wed, 2022-08-31 02:15

How many times have you been following a process defined in a knowledge base note, only to find something has been omitted, or is unclear? This may be because of empire building, laziness or more often oversight, but the result is the same. Unless your processes are well documented, you always run the risk of … Continue reading "Why Automation Matters : Your automation is your documentation"

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Judgement of Worth : I got an award, but…

Tue, 2022-08-30 02:33

Our company has some yearly awards. We nominate people who we think have made a significant contribution to some aspect of the company. There is a longlist of nominees for each category. Those people get shortlisted, and a winner is picked for each category. The longlist and shortlist are also published internally, so people get … Continue reading "Judgement of Worth : I got an award, but…"

The post Judgement of Worth : I got an award, but… first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Judgement of Worth : I got an award, but… was first posted on August 30, 2022 at 8:33 am.
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I don’t accept guest posts (except this)

Fri, 2022-08-26 03:27

I get a lot of requests from people wanting to post their articles on oracle-base.com, and they are always answered with a firm no! One of things I’ve always said is I like the fact it is one person’s voice. I think that means something… A few weeks ago someone asked me if I had … Continue reading "I don’t accept guest posts (except this)"

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Test Cases Are Important : Again…

Mon, 2022-08-22 01:53

Over the weekend I was reminded of the importance of test cases again. I’ve written about this before, with probably the most consistent post here. Learning New Things : We don’t need no freakin’ test case! If you want my opinions of test cases, go and read that. In this post I want to tell … Continue reading "Test Cases Are Important : Again…"

The post Test Cases Are Important : Again… first appeared on The ORACLE-BASE Blog.Test Cases Are Important : Again… was first posted on August 22, 2022 at 7:53 am.
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User Experience – A Little Rant Again

Tue, 2022-08-16 02:42

I had a bit of a negative post yesterday, and it got me thinking of these two posts. The Problem With Oracle : If a developer/user can’t do it, it doesn’t exist. The Definition of Done I’ve said some of this stuff before, but I want to bring it all into a slightly different context. … Continue reading "User Experience – A Little Rant Again"

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DG PDB : Oracle Data Guard for Pluggable Databases in 21c, and why you shouldn’t use it!

Mon, 2022-08-15 01:52

Last month you may have noticed the announcement of DG PDB. It’s Data Guard for PDBs, rather than CDBs, introduced in the Oracle 21.7 release update. How do you use it? I’ve had a play around with it, which resulted in this article. DG PDB : Oracle Data Guard per Pluggable Database in Oracle Database … Continue reading "DG PDB : Oracle Data Guard for Pluggable Databases in 21c, and why you shouldn’t use it!"

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