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How to Delete Old Obsolete and Expired Oracle RMAN Backup

If you are sysadmin, sometimes you might find yourself dealing with Oracle backups. Apart from taking oracle RMAN backup, you should also understand how to Delete the old backups from the RMAN catalog and from physical filesystem. If you don't properly delete obsolete and expired Oracle DB backup from the catalog, it will cause some [...]

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How to Restore Oracle Database using RMAN (with Examples)

As a Linux sysadmin, you might recover a system from backup, which may include Oracle Database. So, it is essential for all admins to understand how to restore oracle database from backup. Typically, DBAs will use Oracle RMAN utility to take a hot backup of the database. This tutorial provides an introduction on how to [...]

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How to Create an Oracle OVM VM from an Linux ISO DVD Image

If you are a Linux sysadmin, working in an environment that uses lot of Oracle products, you might be in a situation to explore the Oracle virtualization product called OVM. In OVM, you'll typically use a pre-existing OVM templates for a particular Linux distro (or Windows) to create a virtual machine. But, you can also [...]

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Most of you are already familiar with SQL database, and have a good knowledge on either MySQL, Oracle, or other SQL databases. In the last several years, NoSQL database is getting widely adopted to solve various business problems. It is helpful to understand the difference between SQL and NoSQL database, and some of available NoSQL [...]

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How Much Swap Space to Add for Oracle Database on Linux

If you are running Oracle database on your environment, and having some performance issues because of memory, you may have to look at the swap space configured on your system. For Oracle 11g database, the following is the recommendation from Oracle in terms of how much space space you should add. If your RAM size [...]

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How to Backup Oracle Database using RMAN (with Examples)

Even if you are not an Oracle DBA, you'll still encounter a situation where you may have to take a backup of an Oracle database. Using Oracle RMAN, you can take a hot backup for your database, which will take a consistent backup even when your DB is up and running. This tutorial gives you [...]

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If you are using Oracle database, at some point you might have to deal with uploading data to the tables from a text file. This article provides 10 practical examples on how to upload data from a flat file to Oracle tables. This is the input text file that contains the data that needs to [...]

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How to Install Oracle VM VirtualBox and Create a Virtual Machine

Oracle VM VirtualBox is an open source virtualization software that you can install on various x86 systems. You can install Oracle VM Virtualbox on top of Windows, Linux, Mac, or Solaris. Once you install the virtualbox, you can create virtual machines that can be used to run guest operating systems like Windows, Linux, Solaris, etc. [...]

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