Oracle 21c warm failover with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage

Background In Getting started with Oracle 21c, Oracle database Kubernetes operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage I shared details of my Terraform script which I use to build OKE clusters with Portworx storage. I detailed how to install the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator and how to configure it for a single instance database running on Oracle... Continue Reading →

Oracle 21c with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator) and Portworx storage

Background In Getting started with the Oracle Database Kuberenetes Operator (OraOperator) I introduced the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator and provided details on how to install and configure it for a single instance database running on Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) service within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). In the post I share how I use... Continue Reading →

Oracle 19c Database, NFSv4.1, Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS) and the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance simulator

Introduction In a previous post I have shared how to install and configure the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance simulator on VirtualBox, and also on VMware Fusion. In this post I am going to show how we can use an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance simulator to provide an environment to learn about NFSv4.1 and Oracle Direct... Continue Reading →

How to deploy an Oracle 19c database on Kubernetes with Portworx storage using Helm

Background Over the last few years I have shared a number of posts showing how we can deliver Oracle databases on Kubernetes using deployments and statefulsets, on-premises and in the Oracle Cloud. I have also recently posted about the use of the new Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator), however another simple method is with Helm.... Continue Reading →

Performing Oracle Database Recovery Manager (RMAN) backups to On-Premises FlashBlade S3 Object Storage

Background Historically most of the conversations I have regarding Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) have been around the use of NFS storage, and Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS). However, more recently with the explosion in the use of Amazon S3 object storage, the topic of RMAN and S3 gets frequently raised. In Part 1 of this series... Continue Reading →

Online Oracle database storage migration with Oracle ASM

Background So, the time has come to migrate your Oracle database to another storage array. There are a number of different options available to us, including the Oracle online datafile move, Oracle Recover Manager (RMAN) backup/restore, Oracle DataGuard failover, Data Pump, GoldenGate, host base mirroring, storage replication to name just a few. The method selected... Continue Reading →

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