No, this isn't a re-post of my earlier blog about bug 1233183.1. We've found a fun new bug that seems to be specific to our poor standalone ASM instances when upgrading from Oracle Grid Infrastructure 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.The bug was first brought to my attention about four days after completing... [Read More]
Using a Custom Timezone? Beware Oracle 126.96.36.199 Grid Infrastructure!
We have a client that runs an application that, for whatever reasons, does NOT like daylight saving time. For that reason, the Oracle server is kept in Eastern Standard Time and does not change with the rest of the eastern United States when DST begins and ends every year. They... [Read More]
Vote for my session for Oracle OpenWorld 2011!
Well I didn't make the judges cut, but through Oracle Mix's Suggest-A-Session, you can still send me to OOW by voting for my session, which is unofficially titled, "Making Love to the ADR ... the Don Seiler Way." The official title is much less romantic.Cheers!
Upgrading Standalone ASM to Oracle Grid Infrastructure 188.8.131.52? Beware Bug 1233183.1!
NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Pythian blog.The past four days have found me very frustrated and at wits' end while testing upgrades of standalone Oracle Grid Infrastructure (ASM) 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 on RHEL/OEL 5 VMs. The upgrade would seem to go fine, but after rebooting, I would see... [Read More]
I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
Arup Nanda posted a great blog article about one of the most fundamental, yet misunderstood, behaviors of the Oracle database: the relationship of the COMMIT statement and buffer caches being flushed to disk. I plan to re-read this every day for month. This clip seems apropos:The article is titled "100... [Read More]