Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) is an option for Oracle Databases. It is a cluster database with a shared cache architecture that increases scalability and availability. Oracle RAC support is included in the Oracle Database Standard Edition and is an extra cost option for Enterprise Edition.

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Database Open but Oracle gives ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress

We are using 4 node Oracle 10GR2 RAC in Windows x64. 3 instances of our database crashed today and later started normally. I started them by connecting (Remote Desktop) to individual instances and ...
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Specify Server for DBMS_Scheduler Job in Policy Managed RAC

A unit test requires a dbms_scheduler job to run on the same RAC node as the unit test is being run from. I know that with an Admin managed database this could be done by creating a service that ...
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Oracle RAC with single node Data Guard physical standby

Best practices for Oracle 11gR2 Data Guard implies that the primary and standby databases should have the same layout, eg. RAC to RAC. What special considerations would one need to take into account ...
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How high can I set undo retention on Oracle 11gR2

Is it viable to set a very high undo retention, as to allow flashback queries several weeks back in time? Naturally, enough space must be available in the undo tablespaces to contain the amount of ...
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SQL Server equivalent to functionality of Oracle RAC?

I did some Googling and couldn't find an answer to this question more recent than a few years ago, so I thought I'd ask. Oracle's RAC feature offers load-balancing for both read and write ...
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Oracle Enterprise Manager Jobs Failing Initialization

The Enterprise Manager jobs on our RAC system recently started intermittently failing initialization with the following error: Error evaluating parameter sources/security checks/locks ORA-06508: ...
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Differing results from gv$session

The following query returns no results, yet it seems like it should. SELECT * FROM gv$session where SID = SYS_CONTEXT('USERENV','SID'); In my 11.2.0.2 Standard Edition RAC environment the above ...
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What operating systems are certified for Oracle 11gr2 RAC?

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