Expanded controlfile section n from nnn to nnn records

Hello everyone, I have been already write revealing information that control file stores: https://mustafakalayci.me/2020/08/11/control-file-content-and-the-limits/. Data in control file is separated into “SECTIONS” and you can see those sections name (type) via V$CONTROLFILE_RECORD_SECTION view. for example, database separates a section for “BACKUP SET”s. every section has a record size limit . All those information can be […]

Audits are not Purged

Hello, This week I realized that some of my databases’ audit data are not purged and audit tables get bigger. I already have a scheduler job to purge my audit records but somehow job has been completed successfully but audit records are not deleted. This is 19.15 version, NON-CDB databases. I am using unified audit […]

How to Convert LONG to Clob PART 2

Hi, I just want to write a small post today. Some time ago, I shared a way to convert long to clob in a query directly: https://mustafakalayci.me/2020/04/06/how-to-convert-a-long-column-to-clob-in-a-query/ Even if this method works, it works really slow and anything slow annoys me! So, I want to share another method which is much much faster than Sys_dburigen function but […]

Zero Data Loss DISASTER Database for Standard Edition 2

Hi, As you know Data Guard is an Enterprise Edition option and only accepted method to protect your data against a “DISASTER” (DR) is data guard. How about Standard Edition 2(SE2)? Is this possible? Well I did it so, king of yes 🙂 with some risk of course. Warining: I don’t take any responsibility for […]

Indexes with NOSEGMENT a.k.a Virtual Index

Hi, Today, an old trainee has contacted with my on linkedin and we talk about some performance issues about a query. During the conversation I suggest to use “virtual indexes” to simulate the index so I wanted to write about virtual indexes and their benefits in this post. if you don’t work on a large […]

3 Ways to Migrate a Non-CDB Database to a PDB

Hi Everyone, Time is fast and everything is changing constantly. Multi-tenant architecture has come many years ago and starting by 21c, it is the only option! So,  old “non-cdb” databases must be migrated/converted to a PDB (Pluggable database). I must admin that I was being lazy for many years and I didn’t work much to […]