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Achieve log transfer to standby (Data Guard)

I am not able to transfer my archive logs from primary to standby. I executed the following query: archive log list Database log mode Archive ...
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What's the maximum number of listeners an Oracle database can have?

Can an Oracle database have more than one listener? If so, what's the maximum number of listeners a database can have?
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Is it possible to see the (completed) SQL Statements executed by a specific session?

Is it possible to see a list of all past SQL statements executed by a specific session (or number of sessions)? For example, the following query gives me all currently executing statements from all ...
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Retrieving data if control file is lost in oracle Database

Suppose if the databases control file is lost permanently (no backup). Can we retrieve the data from data file in Oracle database?
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Imposing column level security on a view for different user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Column level security I have a view which can be viewed by multiple users, and I would like to restrict some columns to specific users. e.g I have a view with fields A, B.....
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DBF file exist while user has been dropped?

I am new to Oracle. I have dropped some users from my database using: DROP USER username cascade; The issue is that the .dbf file still exists in the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/oradata/ directory, which is ...
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Standby controlfile error

I am doing dataguard. I have manually done a backup for the standby database. It was working fine. Problem arose when I used the standby controlfile. On the primary, I have created a standby ...
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Do isolation levels only apply to SELECTS and not UPDATES? [closed]

Scenario that might demonstrate different behavior for SELECTS depending on the isolation level: 1) 0:00 Thread A runs a query that returns 1000 rows that takes 5 minutes to complete 2) 0:02 Thread B ...
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Average Time to Load 1.2 million records from Oracle INTO SQL SERVER 2008R2

I have an ssis package which loads 1.2 million records of data from oracle into SQL SERVER 2008R2(with 32 GB RAM) dataware house table once every week. (truncating and loading) This process is taking ...
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Should I use SQL or NoSQL for this specific design (surveys)?

Building a small web application to create satisfaction surveys with a default list of questions and responses. The application is for a small audience of people (5,000 max) with surveys sent out when ...
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Oracle scheduler max_jobs_Slave_processes is set to null, how many will be allocated?

Executing the following query against my database: select value from dba_scheduler_global_attribute where attribute_name='MAX_JOB_SLAVE_PROCESSES'; yields a value of NULL. My question is what ...
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How to speed up a query with a lot of subqueries

I have a query which uses a series of functions to return the status of each document for a loan. SELECT loan_number, borrower_name, get_application_status(loan_number, ...
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Oracle start database with incorrect password

I have a question regarding starting oracle database with in correct sys password. I have provided incorrect password for sys user and I am still able to start database and execute statements. So ...
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How to connect multiple users/schemas in Oracle 11g?

I'm almost new user to databases, so I think I'm doing something wrong. I have the database created. I created 3 users, 1 it's an Admin, 2 are just users. I created 2 roles, 1 for the Admin and 2 ...
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Hierarchy query with 3 tables

I am not able to understand how to achieve a hierarchy accessing 3 tables. That is, I have Table1, Table2 and Table3 where: Table1 (ID_table1, name_c, size) Table2 (ID_table2, ID_table1, name_l, ...
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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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Query returning data from two rows of a table in a single row

My table looks like this: ID APPLICATION OTHERVALUE 0001 subapp SubvalueA 0001 mainapp MainValue1 0002 subapp SubvalueB 0002 mainapp MainValue1 0003 ...
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sql*plus 11.2 client connection to oracle timing out on Linux

One of our DBAs is seeing connection issues with his sql*plus client. Whenever he connects to the Oracle v10g server, the connection seems to time out for no apparent reason. We tried checking ...
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User can't stop Oracle listener (TNS-01190)

I have Oracle 10g installed on RedHat Enterprise Linux 5. I have 2 users that use Oracle: uid=501(user1) gid=502(group1) groupes=500(oinstall),501(dba),502(group1) and uid=500(oracle) gid=500(...
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ORA-00905: missing keyword when trying to create a synonym

I have a problem when I try to create a synonym like this: CREATE SYNONYM B2H.BILLING_USER_ACTIVITY@PACOMNET FOR B2H.BILLING_USER_ACTIVITY@PACOMNET.US.ORACLE.COM; Why does this happen and how can ...
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Why do I have to select from the dual table?

This works in the major Relation Database Management Systems most likely to appear on StackOverflow/dba.stackexchange, being SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite (WebSQL). select 'abc' abc, 1 def;...
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RMAN Recovery In Oracle 11g : Backup Database To Tape

On issuing this command: RMAN> backup device type sbt tablespace <tablespace_name>; we are getting the following error: ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device ...
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DB stored procedures: how do they help increase security in web systems?

The usage of Oracle PL/SQL procedures for controlling data access is often emphasized in PL/SQL books and other sources as being more secure approach. I'v seen several systems where all business logic ...
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Oracle scheduler chain priority in data warehouse applications

The scenario is as follows: We have a data warehouse type application that relies on the Oracle job scheduler and a Chain. This chain is responsible for generating materialized views (caches) that ...
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column precision exceeded. ORA-01438 is so unmeaningful

I am not sure if this is a question to StackExchange DB Admin group. please let me know if its not. Let's suppose you have a Java batched prepared statement writing data to database. If one of the ...
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How to isolate general Oracle 10g issues through SQL

Background: I've been working on a performance analysis on a system with major performance issues on a Oracle 10g server. Much of the SQL is badly written, or at least not written with performance in ...
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Wait time differences in Oracle

I'm trying to track the different wait time classes for current Oracle sessions but I must be misunderstanding something. When I compare the sum(time_waited)/1000 for a given session in gv$...
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Why is DBA_SEGMENTS presenting twice the amount of data than the DBA_TABLES?

I tried to compute the audit log table usage using the following steps: Truncate all the audit log table data (i.e. AUD$) Perform test case that inserts and update data, also delete statement but it ...
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Oracle: Long delay opening connections

I am getting a very long delay (about 2 minutes) opening initial connections on my 11g2 development server. Sometimes I get ORA-28547: connection to server failed, probable Oracle Net admin error and ...
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Instance Startup Modes & Shutdown Modes

So, I know that there are 3 modes of startup modes available for the instance which is NOMOUNT, MOUNT, and OPEN. What I want to know is in NOMOUNT mode it is stated that the instance started but still ...
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How do I generate a tnsnames.ora file to connect to an Oracle Database?

I have installed Oracle 11g, and I can connect as sysman to the Oracle database, but there is no tnsnames.ora file that I can find. Do I need to generate the tnsnames.ora file myself? If so, where do ...
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Unable to install 64-bit Oracle 10g Release 2 ODAC 10.2.0.3 for Windows x64 on 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2

I need to connect an application to Oracle. In the installation guide for that application it says that it requires 64 bit version of Oracle Data Access Component,more specifically 10.2.0.3 . I have ...
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Java application unable to access Blob stream in Oracle after upgrade to 11g

This issue below might be an application problem, but I cannot seem to rule out a poor database setup, I was hoping to get some insights into potential database issues. I am maintaining a legacy Java ...
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Could Oracle ORA-08103 'object no longer exists' error be caused by size of undo_retention parameter?

Had a once-a-day long running data warehousing procedure that I had written that was failing about 50% of the time. Logs were showing ORA-08103 'object no longer exists'. ORA-12012: error on auto ...
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Best practice for a DBA to login to a database

I've read that a DBA never should login to a database as system user. That makes me wondering... how should a DBA login to a database? Should he/she create a DBA account and use it for login purposes? ...
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Restore database from individual datafile backups

I had a script that backs up all the individual datafiles like: RMAN> BACKUP AS COMPRESSED BACKUPSET DATAFILE 'datafile<1>.dbf' So i have backupsets of all the datafiles. I'm confused as ...
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How to create sql query results in columns from rows?

From the following tables: store(store_id, ...) {1 ..., 2 ...} two stores film(film_id, ...) inventory(inventory_id, film_id, store_id) rental(rental_id, rental_date, inventory_id, return_date, ...) ...
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SQL ANSI JOIN precedence

I have a query that looks like this: SELECT * FROM TBLA A LEFT JOIN TBLB B ON A.Col1 = B.Col2 RIGHT JOIN TBLC C ON B.Col3 = C.Col4 JOIN TBLD D ON C.Col5 = D.Col6 In which order ...
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Periodic Oracle restarts…intentionally

Taking on a new dba role for an Oracle 11gR2 2 node RAC, I've been told that about 9 times a year, in schedule with other software releases, we intentionally shutdown and restart the database. It ...
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Difference between chained and migrated rows

What is the difference between chained and migrated rows? Also what query should be used to display these rows? (I'm using Oracle 11gR2 database)
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How to set an Oracle user's default schema?

I created a few new users in Oracle. However, when running sqlplus, they all need to fully qualified the table names in query. What's the best way to set a default schema for these new users?
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Pitfalls of creating a foreign key constraint on a system table?

I have a number of tables which hold metadata about the tables and packages in the system. This is intended to be a resource for analysts and documentation so it is not used to create data. One of ...
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Same query taking 0.2 sec in Oracle database but 4 mins in SQL Server

SELECT A.Field1 FROM Table1 A INNER JOIN Table1 B ON A.Field2 = B.Field2 AND A.Field3 = B.Field3 AND A.Field4 = B.Field4 AND B.Field1 = "string1" AND B.Field2 = "string2" AND A.Field5 = (SELECT ...
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Row level restore with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)

We're approaching the end of 2012 and I still find myself relying on database exports to maintain the ability to do row level restore operations. While this is a proven method, it sure would be nice ...
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Oracle 11gR2 archive log destinations

I want to add a second archive log destination to an Oracle 11gR2 RAC database with ASM, the idea is that I will then have some redundancy if the primary storage should fail. Archive log is already ...
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How to store single result in variable and reuse it in a query (Oracle)?

I have a query like SELECT id FROM xyz WHERE ...; which has a more or less complex WHERE clause and returns exactly one row with one column (ID). I need this ID for several later queries in a ...
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How to see list of databases in Oracle?

Is there an equivalent to MySQL SHOW DATABASES statement? Is it possible to find databases in a cluster? i.e. databases present on the network on some other system? Could I analyze the files present ...
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Oracle error “too many values”, must be solved with nested SELECTs

I have hit upon a "too many values" error in Oracle, when working with some intricate nested SELECTs. A simplified description of my problem, on a toy problem describing the hierarchy in a company. ...
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Does UPDATE INDEXES work for local indexes?

I have two tables in Oracle 11.2. First is partitioned and has local index (non-prefixed): CREATE TABLE table1 (col1 INT, col2 INT) PARTITION BY LIST(col1) ( PARTITION p1 VALUES(1), PARTITION ...
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How can I identify and fix bottlenecks in an Oracle11gR2 import

I've recently been tasked with moving our Oracle 11g database from a linux CentOS desktop to a windows 2008 server. Given I've not done much behind the scenes stuff with oracle before I'm a bit out of ...