Life of an IT Infrastructure Designer


SQL Server Management Studio 18 won’t open

Yes, no Oracle today.  A very short blogpost about opening SQL Server Management Studio. It didn't open, only a splash screen pops up. Found the solution at DBA Stack Exchange, but thought it would be nice to summarize this in a blog-post. Logging gave no clue:...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c and Always On Monitoring

In this cloud-era it’s almost weird to explore stuff on-premises, but I did….  In this case a slightly Higher Availibility configuration of Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) that doesn’t  cost anything, is not disruptive to the existing configuration and gives a tiny...

SQLDeveloper user preferences in a Citrix environment

Installing software in a Citrix-environment is sometimes a hassle. You have to handover the software, installation- and test-documentation to the scripters and hope for the best. In this case I handed over SQLDeveloper 19.4 as a pretty default installation, very...
Oracle Linux on virtualized ODA : paying support per VM ?

Oracle Linux on virtualized ODA : paying support per VM ?

A customer asked this question about Oracle Linux support. When Oracle Linux installed on OracleVM, on an ODA: is this support per VM, or per physical server (in this case the ODA-node). Could be quite a difference in paying and getting support. Quite a simple...

ORA-31626, (Database-pump)-job does not exist

ORA-31626, (Database-pump)-job does not exist

Found out a scheduled export- and import job was broken. Error:  ORA-31626: job does not exist. After checking the scheduled jobs I realized that it's not the scheduled job, but the datapump-job. And it's all related to being cost-effective in the cloud.......

Oracle’s extended support – when is it free of charge

Oracle’s extended support – when is it free of charge

It's such a simple, basic and old question I got from a colleague: "Do you have to pay for extended support?".  And if so, how much I have to pay for it. So basic and yet... always have to check again  the waived support, what prices and where to find this...

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