Oracle database recovery using Storage Snapshot Optimization

Oracle Storage Snapshot Optimization enables you to use third-party storage snapshots to recover a databases to the current time or a specific point-in-time without having the database placed in backup mode. To use Storage Snapshot Optimization, the snapshot technology must conform to the following requirements. The database is crash consistent during the snapshot.The snapshot preserves... Continue Reading →

How to query OCI Object Storage data from your on-premises Oracle 19c database

I have previous shared how we can access Avro file with Oracle BigData types from our on-premises Oracle database using either a NFS or local filesystem. I have also blogged on how to configure and access Object Storage from your on-premises Oracle 19c database using DBMS_CLOUD to query Avro, ORC, Parquet and other data files... Continue Reading →

Getting started with the Oracle MySQL Kubernetes Operator and Portworx

Background Today there are a number of different MySQL Kubernetes Operators available for use, many providing similar functionality with varying development effort and support offerings, for example Percona, PressLabs, GrdsCloud, Moco to name a few. However, for the purpose of this post I am going to be using the official MySQL Kubernetes Operator developed by... Continue Reading →

How to configure the Kubernetes Dashboard on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

The Kubernetes Dashboard is not deployed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) by default but can easily be enabled by following the steps below. Check Environment For this post I am using Kubernetes version 1.20.8 with Oracle Linux 7.8 nodes, you can confirm the version of your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure... Continue Reading →

Portworx Essentials installation on Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

Introduction In this post I am going to share how we can install Portworx Essentials into an existing Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) If you have not already got an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster up and running you could may want to check-out the two posts below. Automated... Continue Reading →

Add storage to an OCI Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) Cluster with Terraform

Introduction So you have created your OKE cluster using the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) WebUI, Terraform or maybe by following my Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher. And now you need to add some additional block storage to each compute instance. In this post I will show how we can use Terraform to... Continue Reading →

Provisioning an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster with Rancher

Background In my post Automated Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) build with Terraform I shared how we can use Terraform to automate the creation of an Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) cluster on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). An alternative, and increasingly popular approach is Rancher, Rancher provides both a Command Line Interface (CLI) and Web... Continue Reading →

Getting started with Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) on Kubernetes

In this post I will share how you can get started with containerising Oracle databases and how to use a Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver to provision dynamic persistent storage to the container. For this post I will use Oracle 18c Express Edition (XE) the 'Free Database for Everyone' and Portworx Essentials Forever Free... Continue Reading →

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