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 →

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 →

Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) – Getting Started

Background There are many times when a shared file system is a hard requirement or is needed to make life easier. If you don't have access to Pure FlashBlade or other NFS server and need a shared filesystem then Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System (ACFS) maybe worth considering. Starting with Oracle Automatic Storage... Continue Reading →

Running Oracle 19c on Kubernetes

I have recently created a number of blogs posts on running containerised Oracle databases on Kubernetes using the Oracle provided Docker build scripts and the Pure Storage Container Storage Interface (CSI) Driver Pure Service Orchestrator (PSO) to provide persistent storage to my Oracle database containers. In this Blog I am going to show how easy... Continue Reading →

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