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Exadata Express Cloud Service Now Available in Europe

In late-April 2017, Exadata Express Cloud Service expanded its global footprint by enabling deployment in Oracle's continental Europe data center located in The Netherlands. This European expansion complements existing Exadata Express availability in Oracle's central-USA data center. It also upgrades the service to Oracle Database (GA release) and Application Express (APEX) 5.1.1. The upgraded version of APEX brings enhancements such as an all new interactive grid...

Friday, May 5, 2017 | Read More

Oracle Database High Availability in the Cloud Era!

The Cloud doesn’t change everything.  Application agnostic data protection can offer some level of availability to the databases, but, database-aware high availability and disaster recovery features are vital  for mission critical database deployments in the cloud. Database-aware techniques provide superior continual database service availability during planned and unplanned outages. The introduction of the cloud has changed the way many IT solutions are built.  Gone is the...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Database Cloud Service | Read More

Devops for the database? What?!!

If you feel like this reading the title of this blog, you are not alone.    CI/CD isn't such as new concept and is really the central point of every devops implementation. However, having a full-stack CI pipeline is not so easy and speed bumps are generally around the database.  Typical challenges I hear from customers are,  Dev database prep needs DBA intervention to clone Schema changes are typically applied manually by DBA Deployment requires DB isolation / app cycling Application...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Read More

Removing APEX from the CDB in oracle's database cloud service

As a proof of concept this morning, I decided to remove APEX from the CDB and install it in a PDB so see what works/breaks after the fact. (used a brand new, just created DBaaS instance with a 16.1.3 or 16.1.5 DBaaS version label) Here is what I did....and some of the steps might be redundant. 1st step, stop glassfish...used dbaascli glassfish stop as the oracle user.  For APEX, I started by getting the APEX 5.0.3 patch from support.oracle.com  and installed that into the CDB. I...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | Read More

OBKUP::ERROR An http error was detected please verify your connectivity

Some of you might have seen this error upon logging into your DBaaS instance over the past few days. We have a pretty easy solution for you that fixes this issue.  Just run the following as oracle or opc Now the above is an image because the blog software hates the word w-get... but the URL is: w get https://storage.us2.oraclecloud.com/v1/dbcsswlibp-usoracle29538/dbaas_patch/dbcs_libopc_patch (just remove the space between w and get)  the chmod code is  chmod plusx...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 | Read More

SCRIPT execution errors when creating a DBaaS instance with local and cloud backups - FIX

Some special characters in your OSS password could cause the backup configuration to fail when creating a Oracle Database Cloud Service (Database as a Service) instance if you specify Both Cloud Storage and Block Storage as the Backup Destination. Such failures occur when configuring bkup assistant, during the “Configuring Oracle Database Server” phase. The log for these failures includes an error message that begins with the text “SCRIPT execution errors”.To circumvent this...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Read More

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