Beware the /var/tmp/.oracle Hidden Directory!

NOTE: This post originally appeared on the Pythian blog.A few months ago, we had a test instance complaining that it couldn't write to ASM. This was an single (non-RAC) instance on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, using ASM for the storage. We first saw these errors in the alert log:ORA-15032:... [Read More]

A Drupal Backup Script

I maintain a drupal codebase that hosts multiple sites. I’ve been shamefully lax in getting regular backups of those files and databases, until today. Here is a pretty basic bash script that will create a bzip2 archive of the drupal codebase (including site-specific dirs), and then create mysqldump exports of... [Read More]