Oracle Cloud Infrastructure – A short Blog Post about a secure and small Development Setup

For an internal project I had the pleasure to setup a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environment for an APEX development team. Here is a short overview about the setup. Requirements VPN Access from everywhere – 2 people are working maximal at same time on the environment Oracle Standard Edition 2 – no license available in project Small monitoring to verify server stats Instances can be started and stopped from the developers to save costs for example over night, weekend, holiday…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Safe – How to burn down 201.44 Swiss Francs in 30 Seconds…

Is Data Safe really for free? In the last autumn, the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure feature called Data Safe was released. For sure, new features has to be tested. I have tested the Data Safe feature too and added a cloud database to Data Safe. But in my enthusiasm about this cool feature – or maybe it was just too late in the evening –  I did a mistake by adding the database target. Four days later, I recognized that…

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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic Object Storage – Cleanup Day with FTM CLI

Yesterday I decided to cleanup old Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic objects. There were a lot of files lying around in the Object Storage of a project from 2018. Cleaning up these files in the OCI console was no option, they can only be deleted one by one. And with over 1500 files, a bad idea. During the search for an option for Object Storage mass deletion, I found this tool: ftmcli – Object Storage Classic File Transfer Manager. The MOS…

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Oracle Release Update 19.9 – Lab Update Time (Grid Infrastructure Standalone & RDBMS)

The Oracle Release update 19.9 for Linux is available since a few days. Time to upgrade my lab environment at home which consists of the following components: Oracle Grid Infrastructure Standalone 19.8.0 with ASM Normal Redundancy – +ASM Oracle 19.8.0 RDBMS as Repository for Oracle Enterprise Manager – EMREPO The running 19.8 Environment Output from Trivadis base environment tool TVD-Basenv(TM). oracle@mohnweg:/u01/app/19.0.0/grid/OPatch/ [em13cr4] u TYPE (Cluster|DG) : SID/PROCESS STATUS HOME [2020-10-25 19:47:47] ——————————————————————————— Dummy em13cr3 : em13cr4 n/a /u01/app/oracle/product/em13cr4 Dummy emagent…

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Let’s IPSec VPN – How to connect your Unifi Security Gateway to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

When I connect from home to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure normally I used a Bastion Host, an Open VPN compute instance or Public IPs.  Some of the cool stuff like MV2OCI (which transfers data from on-premises to OCI) or integration of an ADB instance in my local running Oracle Enterprise Manager are referred to direct cloud connections. A SSH reverse tunnel works fine, but this cannot be a permanent solution for my lab environment. At home I have an Unifi…

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