archive_lag_target Works in SE

TL;DR: The archive_lag_target parameter will force log archiving in Standard Edition. Just a quick note here that I wanted to share since I didn't see anything directly confirming this when I was searching around. I have an Oracle 11gR2 Standard Edition (SE) database that I'm also maintaining a manual standby... [Read More]

Don't Fear the EM12c Metric Extensions

A few weeks ago, our customer support team asked us to automate part of their checklist that looks at the number of active sessions in our production database. In EM12c, this seemed like a no-brainer with the Average Active Sessions metric. So I added this to my production incident ruleset... [Read More]