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 →

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 →

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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