Author Archives: Shad

Home Backup Server Using Bacula

I have several personal computers that store documents, pictures, music, and videos that I need to backup regularly. Google Drive, Google Picasa, and Google Play Music provide offsite storage for my most critical files, and while these cloud-based file copies are convenient, I do not completely trust the files to Google. What if the services […]

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Ubuntu Linux + Sony BDP-S570 + DLNA

I bought a Sony BDP-S570 3D Blu-ray Disc Player a couple of months ago, and I also happen to run a MythTV server where I store all of my music, videos, and recordings. The BDP-S570 says it is a DLNA client, but for whatever reason it does not recognize the MythTV UPnP/DLNA server. This is […]

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AD Patch Worker Hangs on XDOLoader Process

Have you run an e-Business Suite R12 patch that slowed down or hung at the Java Loader steps for no apparent reason? I first encountered this issue in January, and finding a workable solution took several hours of research. No Oracle Support notes pointed directly to the issue at the time, although several more recent […]

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Oracle Log and Trace File Cleanup

UPDATE: Several script bugs brought to my attention by a comment posted below have been fixed. The script should now be compatible with Linux and Solaris. Please let me know if any additional bugs are identified. Every running Oracle installation has several directories and files that need to be rotated and/or purged. Surprisingly, or not, […]

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Copy Tables From DB2 to Oracle – The Free Way

Part of a recent project I was working on involved the decommissioning of an old DB2 database on an IBM z/OS mainframe. As part of the decommissioning process, the business wanted to keep the data available for potential audit reporting. The Oracle Migration Workbench for DB2 sounded like the best option, but it turned out […]

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