You may be asking, “Why yet another Oracle blog?”  To be honest, I’m still asking myself that question.  But, I’ve had several people who’ve seen my comments on OTN urge me to start a blog to collect all that “wisdom”  (!?!?) into one place.  So . . . why not?

I’ll try to post about once a week, mostly demonstration and explanation of things that seem to get a lot of questions but also an occasional opinion piece (aka “rant”) about IT and the people in it.  My closest and oldest friend says I’ve been a curmudgeon all my life, so I guess you can expect a curmudgeon’s viewpoint.

So standby.  As they used to say as a teaser to the evening news, “Film at eleven.”

16 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hey, Glad to see you’re blogging. Couldn’t have happened to a better old curmudgeon. Actually, I think your a Wise Old Soul. And, it’s about time you share some of that wisdom with the universe.

  2. Ed, I count you among the couple of people whose posts on OTN I enjoy reading. Informative and practical, flavored with a dry wit. Looking forward to the rants.

    • Actually you didn’t “need” to use SYSTEM. I could have just as easily created a new user BEETLE, given it only CREATE SESSION and EXPORT/IMPORT_FULL_DATABASE, and used that account to do the exp/imp operations.

      The docs specifically warn against using SYS to do routine exports and imports.

  3. Ed,

    I am looking for a Universe DBA and wanted to see if you knew of anybody that would be looking or someone I can talk to? The opening is a permanent opening in Tampa, Florida.

    Thank you for the help!

    Contact Information:

    Ryan Mac Donald
    Senior Technical Recruiter

    Saicon Consultants
    9300 W 110th Street / Suite 650
    Overland Park, KS 66210
    913-451-1178 #14

    Send me a linked in invite to connect for the future:

  4. Ed,

    Thank you so much for the great work, you saved my day. I have a much clearer understanding of the listener and tnsname.ora after visiting your blog…Outstanding!


  5. Hi Ed

    Your post on configuring the Virtual Box network enviornment is excellent. The clarity of explanation has helped me to overcome an issue I was experiencing with OEL 6 update 3. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with the rest of us.

  6. Your article is extremely useful to resolve the ORA-12514 error and also very nice explanation about listener configuration “Exploring the LOCAL_LISTENER parameter.
    Thank you Brother.

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