Just read thru Girlgeek's Blog about RAT. This is a feature which i have been very interested in ever since it was announced and share the same skeptism that she does. In this age of HIPAA,SOX etc what use is RAT if masking cannot be done . this would ensure my offshore developers have all my production data. The one ability i would so like to get RAT for is the ability to test upgrades. For some OLTP applications it is virtually impossible to account for the network latency and the volume . RAT has the potiental to solve that but since i have not seen any documentation or tried it out yet. I'm guessing RAT cannot be used in Lower Database e.g 9 or 10. Making it available to those database as a collector might be so beneficial to a lot of DBA's who aim for a smooth upgrade.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This morning i posted a thought on twitter. This was based on my frustration with getting oid to work and the problems understanding the documentation that i have . The response was not only surprising but as Dan Norris states in his blog post in complete detail with patches. Both Matt Topper @topperge and Dan norris @dannorris helped me out in not only identifying what i needed but what documentation i needed. This web 2.0 thingy rocks. :)
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I just finished setting up a new server with Solaris 9 and 10.2.0.3 on a database install got inappropriate ioctl for device. after confirmation from my sysadmins that the problem was not the disk or the OS. I found Note:405825.1 which describes the exact problem that i had and the fix was applying Patch 5752399. This is published as Bug 5747918. The database creation was successful after application of the patch