ASM, we hardly knew ye

Not only did I recently wave goodbye to ASMM, I've also parted ways with ASM and have gone back to traditional filesystem-based storage.The reason is basically that it simply was not playing nice with our Hitachi disk. The SA worked with Hitachi to try and get things working but in... [Read More]
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ASMM, we hardly knew ye.

Yesterday I finally busted a cap in ASMM's proverbial ass, setting sga_target back to 0 and manually configuring the various SGA member pool sizes. After my first problems with ASMM, I began reading more and more about "immaturities" with ASMM which I hadn't come across before, particularly with rapid-fire SGA... [Read More]

Wherefore art thou, Development DBA?

Highlander Doug Burns wrote a great piece last month entitled "What use is a Development DBA?" that really hits home for me. I have a lot of minor and not-so-minor conflicts with the developers on my team (read about "the compound keys" for some perspective).As Doug says, a lot of... [Read More]

I'm kind of a bigger deal around here now

Eddie Awad recently posted about some new Technorati "Authority" rankings for blogs included in his Oracle blog news aggregator, OraNA. Well I gave Eddie the sad puppy-dog-eyes and he graciously has added this blog to the collective.Now I just need some suckers to add me to their favorites ... [Read More]