Ritesh Patel

DevOps with Boto Python - Part I

Meet Monty Py!

Yeah, I just found my DevOps hat and guess what? I am ready to put it on. In this tutorial series we will learn how to DevOps in Amazon Cloud using Python Boto.

First let me say this: Boto is amazing. I love it and if you are on Amazon Cloud you will love it too. I promise.

First things first. Let's look at the . . .

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June 23, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part VII

Look Maa! I am always connected!

In previous article we configured Data Guard Observer. We did some heavy configurations on the server side. Now, it's time to take it to the client side. In this article we will add few more configurations so our client side tools work seamlessly with our active data guard environment. When I say seamlessly, I mean: you can perform . . .

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January 17, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part VI

Look out, I am watching you!

In previous article we configured Oracle Data Guard Broker. We also learned how to switchover databases using the broker. It was a great test and it assured us that our active data guard environment is configured correctly.

But wait a second: we did switchover manually using the command line. Now think, what happens if the primary . . .

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January 17, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part V

I am your Broker, trust me!

In previous article we configured the secondary server for an active data guard. At this point we have a working physical standby database.

Now, let's configure Oracle Data Guard Broker.

Few words about Broker...

The Oracle Data Guard broker is a distributed management framework that automates and centralizes . . .

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January 17, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part IV

I am standing by, is it my turn now?

In the previous article we configured primary server for the active data guard. Now it's time to prepare the standby server for active data guard. As the title suggests: Yes it is standby database server's turn now.

Let's review the steps required for preparing the standby database server.

  • Copy init file . . .

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January 15, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part III

Primary says: prepare me first!

In this article we will prepare primary server for active data guard. Before moving forward I recommend creating scripts mentioned in the previous article. Let's review the items we need to configure on the primary server.

  • Check and configure primary database for archivelog mode
  • Create parameter file and append . . .

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January 15, 2015

Oracle Data Guard In A Cloud - Part II

Take me to the "Prom"pt!

In the previous article we learned few linux commands. Now let's write few utility scripts that we will use frequently while building the data guard.

Let’s admit: How frequently you are going to have to connect to SQL prompt or ASM prompt? Countless. Why not make our lives easier by scripting these common tasks, right?

I . . .

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January 15, 2015

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