Houston – we have deleted all SYS DBMS_SCHEDULER Jobs !

Bad, bad PL/SQL…. A customer of me has executed a simple script to cleanup DBMS_SCHEDULER jobs and programs for an application. Unfortunately he did as user SYS. The content of the SQL script: BEGIN FOR JOB IN (SELECT * FROM USER_SCHEDULER_JOBS) LOOP DBMS_SCHEDULER.DROP_JOB(JOB_NAME => JOB.JOB_NAME, FORCE => TRUE); END LOOP; FOR PROG in (select * from USER_SCHEDULER_PROGRAMS) LOOP DBMS_SCHEDULER.DROP_PROGRAM(PROGRAM_NAME => PROG.PROGRAM_NAME, FORCE => TRUE); END LOOP; END; / All the Oracle internal maintenance jobs and programs like the AUTO_SPACE_ADVISOR_PROG, GATHER_STATS_PROG,…

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From the Command Line into the to the Oracle Cloud – the ORACLE-DBCS-CLI Utility

The Oracle ORACLE-DBCS-CLI utility is a command-line interface tool to manage the lifecycle of your Database as as Service instances in cloud.oracle.com. You can create and delete instances, verify and apply patches, scale your instances up and down and many more. The advantage is that you can work with configuration files. And I like to work with such files, if I need 10 instances with the same shape, I have only to search and replace the instance name – fire! The ORACLE-DBCS-CLI utility is…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c – Tail your Logfiles

This are my favorite aliases for Enterprise Manager 13c troubleshooting. Just replace $ORACLE_BASE with your own installation directory and add these aliases in your .profile/.bash_profile. Here is the URL to the Oracle documentation: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E63000_01/EMADM/logging.htm#EMADM11796 – and feel free to create your own aliases e.g. for the *.OUT logfiles. Oracle Management Server alias taem=’tail -f -n 50 $ORACLE_BASE/product/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1/sysman/log/emctl.log’ alias taeo=’tail -f -n 50 $ORACLE_BASE/product/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1/sysman/log/emoms.log’ NodeManager alias tanm=’tail -f -n 50 $ORACLE_BASE/product/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/nodemanager/nodemanager.log’ Weblogic AdminServer alias taad=’tail -f -n 50 $ORACLE_BASE/product/gc_inst/user_projects/domains/GCDomain/servers/EMGC_ADMINSERVER/logs/EMGC_ADMINSERVER.log’ alias tagc=’tail…

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Do you need a Mailserver for Testing Purposes? Communigate Pro!

When I am testing Oracle and other software, I want to verify functions like sending alert mails. On Linux systems it’s easy. The most distributions have packages like sendmail already preconfigured and ready to use. But for example on Windows systems, there is no built-in solution. The goal was to have a small virtual machine running as mailserver which can be used for all my test cases. CommuniGate Pro CommuniGate Pro is a groupware which supports a lot of solutions…

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