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Transporting tablespace from 32 to 64 bit using RMAN

Performing a 32 bit to 64 bit migration using the Transportable Database RMAN feature

This note describes the procedure used to perform a 32 bit to 64 bit conversion of an database on the Linux platform.

The RMAN CONVERT DATABASE command is used to automate the movement of an entire database from one platform (the source platform) to another (the destination platform).

This is provided that the source and destination platforms are of the same endian format.

For example between Linux X86 32 bit and Linux X86 64 bit.

Note the following:

What is DB Time? Where has it gone?

DB Time is the time spent by the database server executing user calls. What is this composed of? CPU time, waiting time, and IO time.

Controlling Administrator Access with Oracle Database Vault “Separation of Duty”

This paper provides best practices for rapid deployment of Oracle Database Vault protections to
secure sensitive application data inside the database. Oracle Database Vault enables you to restrict administrative access to an Oracle
database. This helps you address the most difficult security problems remaining
today: protecting against insider threats, meeting regulatory compliance
requirements, and enforcing separation of duty. It covers the following main topics:

Hash join anti vs Nested loop join anti

This post shows you details about a specific case where 'hash anti join' is defeated by 'nested loop anti join'.
The initial problem came to light in a very large BW system running on Oracle when several BW loads (making use of older data in the BW system) reported missing dimension ids in the dimension tables.

Software Review - Stellar Phoenix Oracle Database Recovery Software

The demand of Oracle database is very high and because of high demand, its security becomes the most concerned part of its users. Backup is the initial process you can do for your database security. However, at times, taking backup is also not sufficient and issues like backup file corruption, database damage due to virus, etc. takes place and data loss occurs. Therefore it's always better to have a utility to repair your damaged or corrupt Oracle Database Files and reconstruct its objects.

Oracle DBA interview Questions

So many fresher Oracle DBAs and intermediate Oracle DBAs are searching online Oracle DBA interview Questions but unfortunately they are getting older and theoretical questions about Oracle basics. If you will prepare yourself from those content then you might get trouble to crack technical interview.

GoldenGate replication

I have tried the GoldenGate Software for data replication. I would like to share the steps to one who is really looking for Goldengate replication steps.

I feel its a simple if we think it is simple, If we think its complicated, it is really a complicated. Start with a mindset that you can achieve it.

Oracle 12c new feature: Flex Clusters, what they are (and what they are not)

I have seen articles that misrepresent a Flex Cluster, even this book Expert Oracle RAC 12c which is written by people who know better (Oracle ACE directors, an OCM, an Oak Table member) gets it wrong, because of a reliance on beta documentation.


In this post, I will demonstrate a new feature introduced in 12c : In database archiving. It enables you to archive rows within a table by marking them as invisible. This is accomplshed  by means of a hidden column ORA_ARCHIVE_STATE. These invisible rows are not visible to the queries but if needed, can be viewed , by setting a session parameter ROW ARCHIVAL VISIBILITY.


-- Create test user uilm, tablespace ilmtbs
-- Connect as user uilm
-- create and populate test table (5 rows) ilmtab with row archival clause


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