Use PL/SQL to perform Storage Snapshots from within the Oracle Database using UTL_HTTP

In this blog post I will share how the Oracle UTL_HTTP package can been used to enable full stack automation by calling external application and infrastructure REST APIs from within an Oracle 19c or 21c database. I have previously shared how to perform File System snapshots on a Pure Storage FlashBlade using the UTL_HTTP package, in this... Continue Reading →

Working with Oracle 19c database and on-premises S3 Object Storage with DBMS_CLOUD

The DBMS_CLOUD package has been available for on-premises 19c database for over a year now, and since the initial 19.9 release several fixes have been shipped, so I suggest you consider using the latest patch if possible, to avoid any known issues. I have previously shared how to configure an Oracle 19c database to use DBMS_CLOUD... Continue Reading →

Oracle 19c RAC database online migration to ActiveCluster for extended / stretched RAC clusters

In this post I will share how to perform an online move of an Oracle 19c RAC database to a Pure Storage ActiveCluster Pod to provide Active-Active synchronous replicated storage for an extended / stretched Oracle RAC cluster. Step 1 - ActiveCluster Pod The first step is to create a Pod, in the example below... Continue Reading →

Using Portworx storage with Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

In this post I will share how to use the Portworx Container Storage Interface (CSI) with the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, more commonly known as Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) to Create, Snapshot, Clone, Resize, Restore and Delete Kubernetes Persistent Volume Claims (PVCs) Create a StorageClass (SC) Let's start by creating a new Portworx Storage... Continue Reading →

Backup PDS managed Kubernetes database to OCI S3 Object Storage

In this post I am going to share how to backup Portworx Data Services (PDS) managed Kubernetes databases to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) S3 Object Storage buckets. OCI Object Storage Create OCI Bucket Logon to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and from the Dashboard select Object Storage or via the hamburger menu navigate to Storage -> Object Storage -> Buckets. Select your required Compartment,... Continue Reading →

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