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 →

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 →

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