Oracle RAC 12c: A Recipe to Recover From Losing OCR, Voting Disk, or ASM Password

Starting with Oracle 11gR2, it is difficult to lose your OCR file or voting disk as they are stored in an ASM disk group with normal or high redundancy. The scenario below will corrupt the header of oracleasm disks that belong to disk group that has an OCR file, a voting disk, and ASM Password… read more

Revealing Some Fundamentals of Data Masking

This article introduces the concept of data masking and will provide some key considerations for undertaking a data masking initiative. Most organizations recognize that their current practices of using production data in non-production environments are introducing security risks but they are hesitant to change those practices on the belief that creating reliable and comprehensive test… read more

Copy files to Oracle OCI cloud object storage from command line

This blog post is bit longer than usual but I wanted to cover at least three options to upload files to the Oracle OCI object storage. If you need to just upload one file you can stop reading after the first option since it covers probably most of needs to upload a single file. But… read more

Start with the End in Mind

At Eclipsys, we spend a lot of time helping our customers drive more value from their Oracle investments. Customers are eager to use their IT landscape to drive transformational change and innovation in their business with real and tangible outcomes. These are the exciting problems to solve, but where do you start? We are all… read more

Extending “/” Root Filesystem on a VM Guest on ODA

Sometimes space utilization projections can be improperly done; possibly calling for the need to increase the filesystem size of a vm guest residing on a virtualized ODA. If you are unlucky to have a vm guest with a non-lvm filesystem requiring an expansion of the “/”; “root” filesystem, then this becomes a slightly tricky task.… read more