Different MOS Notes for xTTS PERL scripts – Use V4 scripts

A long time ago my colleagues published PERL scripts to assist especially with cross platform Transportable Tablespace migrations. The PERL scripts allow you to utilize incremental backups. This way you can decrease the downtime in a migration with large databases significantly. But there are different MOS Notes for xTTS PERL scripts available. Which one should you take? Transportable Tablespaces and Incremental Backups The biggest pain points in a transportable tablespace migration are usually the size of the database and its complexity. With RMAN Incrementally Rolled Forward Backups you can tackle the size aspect. Instead of having a long downtime to…

VBox 5.0.10/12 issues with PERL and Seg Faults – UPDATE

A bit more than two months ago I did hear from several people having issues with our Hands-On Lab environment. And it became clear that only those who use Oracle Virtual Box 5 see such errors. VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.x – Segmentation Fault in PERL Then I read Danny Bryant‘s blog post (thanks to Deiby Gomez for pointing me to it) about similar issues and a potential solution yesterday: http://dbaontap.com/2016/01/13/vbox5/ And interestingly one of my colleagues, our PL/SQL product manager Bryn Llewellyn started an email thread and a test internally yesterday as well. The…

VBox 5.0.10 crash issues with our Hands-On-Lab

I’ve ran two Hands-On-Workshops with customers and partners in Italy last week in Milano where we used our well known and thousands-of-times proven Hand-On-Lab environment: Download Link: Hands-On-Lab “Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c” But this time some people failed while running the lab with random corruptions either shutting down the entire VM while running – or displaying file corruptions in the spfile – or other issues. The common thing in all cases: People had VBox 5.0.10 downloaded and installed right before the workshop. Of course they’ve did it – as I’m tempted too since weeks. Every time…