JMORACLE

As a result of my changing career goals and interests, this site will no longer be updated. Thank you for all the feedback!

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Becoming an Oracle DBA

Last Update: 09-Mar-2013

Many folks ask me about getting started in the world of Oracle. Although there have been many articles already written on this, I hope you'll find my take on it to be useful.

Recommended Reading

Last Update: 23-Feb-2014

Ancillary reading geared towards making you a better Oracle database professional, as well as generic technical books.
 
Oracle 10gR2

Configuring a Physical Standby Database with Oracle 10gR2 Data Guard

Last Update: 29-Nov-2010

This article is a walkthrough of configuring a physical standby database with Oracle 10gR2 Data Guard. This is a quick way of getting Data Guard up and running for testing using RMAN.

Configuring a Physical Standby Database with Oracle 10gR2 Data Guard method 2

Last Update: 15-Dec-2010

This is similar to the first walkthough, except the configuration is more suited towards a production Data Guard configuration. Instead of duplicating the primary database, we manually copy it to the standby and configure it there.

Installing Oracle 10gR2 RAC on VMware ESX

Last Update: 19-Sep-2010

This article is a walkthrough of installing Oracle 10gR2 RAC using CentOS 5.4 hosts, on VMware ESX 3.5.
 
Oracle 11gR1

Creating a Duplicate Oracle 11gR1 Database from Local Disk Backups

Last Update: 25-Feb-2011

This article is a brief walkthrough on creating a duplicate database from local disk backups.

Installing Oracle 11gR1 RAC on VMware ESX

Last Update: 29-Jan-2011

This article is a walkthrough of installing Oracle 11gR1 RAC using CentOS 5.4 hosts, on VMware ESX 3.5.
 
Oracle 11gR2

Installing Oracle 11gR2 RAC on VMware ESX

Last Update: 23-Jan-2013

This article is a walkthrough of installing Oracle 11gR2 RAC using CentOS 5.4 hosts, on VMware ESXi 4.1.

Cleaning Audit Trails Automatically with DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT

Last Update: 25-Jan-2013

A walkthrough for configuring the DBMS_AUDIT_MGMT package to automatically clean database audit trails.

Oracle Database 11g: Performance Tuning Exam (1Z0-054) Notes

Last Update: 28-Jun-2013

Notes I took while preparing for the exam.
 
Oracle 12cR1

Installing Oracle 12cR1 RAC on VMware ESX

Last Update: 27-Sep-2013

*NEW* This article is a walkthrough of installing Oracle 12cR1 RAC using Oracle Linux 6.4 hosts, on VMware ESXi 5.

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Administrator Exam (1Z0-060) Notes and Resources

Last Update: 8-Oct-2013

Notes I took and resources I used while preparing for the exam. There isn't much here yet.