Monday, July 21, 2008

Real Application Testing backported to 10g and 9i

This functionality has been such a success that Oracle has decided to backport it to previous supported releases. That includes, and up, and up.

The easiest path is because it includes the RAT functionality, any other option needs an additional patch in order to enable it.

Personally I consider Oracle has made a very smart move, this feature may wake upgrade desire everywhere and add one more reason to make the effort and upgrade to 10g... and who knows, even trigger a jump to 11g in some cases.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My first podcast

Starting today, I will be releasing bi-weekly podcasts.

Today is just an "introduction" test (download podcast).

Hope you hear and like them...

Non tech post.... sunday!

I'm exhausted, today we had maintenance for a Peoplesoft database: boy, what a monster! lot of table moving and index rebuilds (were moved to another tablespaces), but if was faster than using export/import; did this same thing 2 years ago and it took 9 hours with exp/imp, now this baby has 6 times the size it had those days: 600Gb!!.
It required a 12 hour window, and fortunately all timings were accurately predicted, therefore we released the database on schedule...yes!!!

Tomorrow we will know if any of my proposals are accepted for Oracle Open World 2008 (crossing my fingers). San Francisco here we go!!!

Fortunately I've a couple of days off starting tomorrow, and you know? I'm going to rest a lot.

Have a nice week!
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