EM12c Agent – java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

After an AIX 7.1 server reboot, there was one agent which did not started. The command emctl start agent resulted in a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space message. In the agent subdirectory some dumpfiles were created: -rw-r—– 1 oracle dba 291373 Oct 19 11:00 javacore.20151019.110002.14876844.0002.txt -rw-r—– 1 oracle dba 22182281 Oct 19 11:00 heapdump.20151019.110002.14876844.0001.phd -rw-r–r– 1 oracle dba 167408 Oct 19 11:00 Snap.20151019.110002.14876844.0003.trc First I took a look in the agent logfiles to gather more information. /u00/app/oracle/product/agent12c/agent_inst/sysman/log/emdctlj.log 2015-10-19 10:59:11,711 [1:F7DA781F:main-16449708] INFO – EmdCtl…

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cloud.oracle.com – Create a Storage Container for a Backup in the Cloud

Why to use the Oracle Backup  Cloud storage? During the instance creation process – the full deployed instance, not for the virtual machine – you can select if you want to store your database local or in the cloud – or both. The benefit to store a instance backup by RMAN in the cloud? Storage redundancy, easy access, full RMAN integration and with a service price of $33 / TB / Month it’s a real storage option. Here is the…

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Lost Disk after DBaaS Restart via Cloud Service Console

I have created a DBaaS instance three weeks ago, and now it was time to attach new storage in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service  to have additional disk space for some Trivadis tools. But after a reboot with a mouse-click in the DBaaS Cloud Service Console, the disk was lost and had to be re-attached. The procedure to add additional storage is documented in this Oracle tutorial: http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/obe/cloud/dbaas/OU/IntroDBaaS/AddStorageDBaaSInstance/AddStorageDBaaSInstance.html Creating additional  Storage in the Oracle Compute Cloud Service In the Create…

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Patching a DBaaS Database in the Oracle Cloud

To apply a Patch on a Database which is hosted by Oracle is done with one mouse click. This service is available only if you have selected the full database service during the DBaaS order process. To the manual: https://docs.oracle.com/cloud/latest/dbcs_dbaas/CSDBI/GUID-50BDEF7D-A30E-4B32-BAE7-486538413E2D.htm#CSDBI3422 Patchset Availability As soon as a new Oracle patchset is available, you can see that in the database management dashboard of the selected database. The precheck function verifies if the selected database is ready to patch. Precheck Result After 2…

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Oracle Enterprise Manager 12cR5 – Clone a PDB to the Oracle Cloud

Cloning an on-premise PDB to the Oracle Cloud is basically done in three steps. 1. Select your PDB – 2. Start Clone Menu – 3. Verify new PDB. In the basic clone menu, Oracle uses some default settings in the background, for example the source datafiles will be packed in a compressed file which is located in /tmp directory of the source server. When your /tmp directory is too small, the clone process fails. Why this directory is used? I…

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