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I was introduced to development in middle school when a friend of mine got me into HTML. I took some programming courses in college, but wasn't satisfied with how slow and repetitive the curricula were, so I bought some advanced programming books and taught myself. I've been working in IT for my father for the last 4 years or so, and have done development in VB.NET, C#.NET, Silverlight, Java, PL/SQL, Android, and most recently Groovy and Grails. I consider myself an Oracle and .NET expert (though perhaps expert is a strong word), but the circumstances at my job are forcing me in the Java/Groovy/Grails direction. Now that I'm in it I'm enjoying it very much. I hope to get into PostgreSQL, cloud, and iOS development in the near future.

I also have extensive experience working with Windows Server and most of the many built-in features of it including Active Directory and Group Policy, Remote Desktop Services, and Hyper-V. More recently I've gotten into Linux of the Oracle/RHEL and SUSE varieties, but I still have a lot to learn about the common command-line tools in it.

I could go on, but I will spare you. Needless to say, I love technology in all forms.


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Feb
12
comment Attaching Existing Oracle Home to fresh Windows Install
I went ahead and reinstalled, but I'd still like to know for future reference since this could save a tremendous amount of time if it can be done.
Feb
12
asked Attaching Existing Oracle Home to fresh Windows Install
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18
awarded  Famous Question
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Dec
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comment Deleting folders after Oracle upgrade
When you say "upgraded" do you mean you performed an in-place upgrade, or you installed 11g and migrated the data?
Dec
19
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Dec
19
comment How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
I used the example to create a new instance on this page.
Dec
19
accepted How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
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18
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
16
comment How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
Phil, you were absolutely 100% correct. Thank you, mate. If you could put that in an answer, I'll accept it and upvote it.
Dec
15
comment How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
I've actually done the upgrade for this particular system a dozen or more times already. I was in a hurry and unfocused this time and boned myself pretty hard. Thanks for the help, guys. If you could provide me an example of oradim in a full-blown answer, that would be great.
Dec
15
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Dec
15
comment How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
I deleted the 11g database before I posted this question, so the alert.log file for it is gone. I also don't see a log file for the 11g dbca, which I find odd. I was looking in <ORACLE_HOME>\assistants\dbca\logs folder which was empty. However, I have pastebinned the alert.log for the 9i instance which doesn't work here.
Dec
15
comment How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
I can say for certain that the 11g database creation did NOT overwrite the SYSTEM tablespace datafile because the 11g database exists under C:\app\administrator\... and the 9i database exists under C:\orant\<SID>. The thing I know that did get overwritten was the Windows Service which takes the form OracleService<SID>. I'll go get those logs...
Dec
15
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asked How to Recover My Oracle 9i Database From Just The Datafiles
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accepted Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g dbconsole “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”
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12
comment Oracle Forms 6i on Windows 7
Sorry, I don't know. For some reason, info on anything to do with Forms and Reports 6i is extremely hard to come by even from a historical perspective. It is the patchset to make it compatible with Windows XP, so it was probably released sometime in '02 or '03.
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revised Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g dbconsole “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”
Removed a question posted to the OP to bring the answer into compliance with the ToU.