Hands On Labs with Data Guard

Posted in Data Guard Training with tags on March 9, 2010 by drparanoid

I have been planning on publishing more Hands On Labs for Data Guard on Oracle’s Technology Network using the Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) as the lab systems. But while I am working on more of them I thought I should post a note about the “OpenWorld 2009 Active Data Guard Hands On Lab” that we have already published. Please head for http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/availability/htdocs/adg_hol_2009.html for a set of exercises designed to introduce you to Active Data Guard in Oracle 11g Release 2 as well as some basic configuration and testing exercises.  On that page is the download link for the handbook where you will find instructions on how to get going with my Amazon Cloud Machine (AMI)  image and all the exercises.

I am hoping to do a new and improved version of this hands on lab at OpenWorld 2010 which will include Active Data Guard functionality that I just did not have time to get into last year’s lab.  That new Hands On Lab will be published on OTN after OpenWorld.

Keep an eye on this category for announcements on any other training.


Hello world!

Posted in Welcome on February 12, 2010 by drparanoid

Welcome to my personal blog.  Dr. Paranoid is not a medical site nor a site for those of us with conspiracy theories.  I know there are many DrParanoids out there but in the Oracle Data Guard world, it’s what I get called a lot so it stuck.

I will discuss all things related to Oracle’s Data Guard and Maximum Availability Architecture with forays into High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

To get you introduced to Data Guard, what it is and how it works,  I was going to start writing but then I thought, why not show you all Chapter One of our book.    Once you’ve read that you’ll be ready to read some more.  Yes, this is a shameless plug for the book!