Scalar::Util on CentOS5 is Bustinated

While trying to install pastebot on my CentOS5 sandbox for interal IRC usage, I found that I had to install a number of other perl modules upon which pastebot depended. This however became very frustrating as nearly all of them failed.I ended up following the dependency chain to eventually find out that IO::Compress::Base... [Read More]

Tuning Backup & Recovery

A level 0 database backup of my production instance takes over 8 hours, and duplication is just as long, if not longer. I’m going to do some reading and see if we can shore things up. I’ll report back.  The database is around 1.1 terabytes.  Some have told me that their databases... [Read More]


Doug Burns wrote a great piece about how few people apply the latest patchsets and how almost no one applies the CPUs.While my databases are all, I've only just begun looking at applying CPUs starting with the October CPU (they are cumulative).We were also looking at finally upgrading to... [Read More]

python + cx_Oracle = <3

Took some time over the past two days to deliberately use python. Much fun was had by all (where all = me).My first creation used the subprocess module (although I had to install the older separate version since I'm on python 2.3) to call df over ssh and then again... [Read More]
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