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How can I diff two Oracle 10g Schemas?

I have the feeling that there are some difference between two large complicated Oracle schemas which should be identical, so decided to dump and diff them to investigate. I found an article ...
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How to restore/import an Oracle database from dmp file?

I've recently recieved the dump file of the soon to be migrated Oracle Database. I've installed Oracle 10g and now i need to restore the original database. Can anyone give me a step to step ...
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How to prevent remote login for SYS

Is it possible to prevent the remote logins for the SYS user? Oracle 10g.
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Oracle: how to find out storage space used by a table?

How to find out (if possible via Enterprise Manager), the total in Mb that a certain table is using?
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ORA-12705: Cannot access NLS data files or invalid environment specified

I am getting this error while trying to create a connection pool, on my Oracle database, Oracle 10gR2. java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00604: error occurred at recursive SQL level 1 ORA-12705: Cannot ...
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Are there any performance differences between Oracle Entreprise and Oracle Standard editions?

Someone has asserted to me that the reason why one database is performing better than another (50-100%) is because one has Enterprise Edition and the other has Standard Edition. Given the same ...
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Is there a way to easily run the same query in Toad against multiple Oracle database servers?

I have several servers hosting data for the same application, and I want to see the results of the same query from different servers.
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How to diagnose frequent “500 Internal Server Error” on Oracle Apex

I have an Oracle 10g XE database running on OEL 5 on an Amazon EC2 instance. On it I run a public website (actually, 2 web sites) written in Oracle Application Express 4.0.1. Most of the year, the ...
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Oracle 10g for Windows does not start up on system boot

We have an Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition installation (10.2.0.1.0) on a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. It was initially created with Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 but has now been migrated to ...
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SMON process in infinite loop in Oracle database instance…help!

My team and I have Googled (and Binged!) our guts out trying to find an answer to this issue, so hopefully the Oracle gurus on SF will know the answer. A week ago we had a power outage in the ...
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Oracle 10 g - Unable to free up space in tablespace

The tablespace in Oracle 10g is almost 100% used. Size (MB) = 571,768.0 Used (MB) = 571,534.0 I just deleted (and committed) thousands of records in a table that belongs to a schema associated with ...
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How can I find my Oracle 10g server version?

I don't have physical access to my Oracle server but I can run some sql command from Toad. Is there a way I can find wich version the server is running, like 10.2.3.1. I know it's 10g but I'd like to ...
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Oracle Logical Standby redo generation

Oracle 10.2.0.4 database with a logical standby on Win2K3. Recently a rather large delete operation was carried out on the production instance. I'm experiencing difficulty with the logical standby, in ...
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Oracle (xe) 10 vs 11 . Have I lost the SQL tuning pages ? Am I going out of my mind?

Ok .. so perhaps the title needs calming down a bit. Basically I am after the XE 11g equivalent of the pages that you can see here, in which you can then navigate to stuff like "top 50 queries" and ...
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how modify username in oracle

I create a username in oracle that has spelling mistake, I want to modify it now but I am not successful. would you please help me how I can modify my username in all_users table? I use oracle 9.
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How do you profile an Oracle database?

What I would like to do is capture all the selects executing against a production Oracle database with all the parameters used for a period of time. I would then rerun all the captured statements ...
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Oracle fully patched install

How do I create a fully patched version of Oracle 10g for install?
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Change local admin password. Impacts on Oracle and Citrix?

I need to change the local admin password on some Citrix and Oracle servers. These servers are in production. Then we will start using a secure password procedure, and change them every X month. ...
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oracle lsnrctl TNS-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist

I am trying to connect to my oracle database. I can't get the listener started. Here is what I have tried. $ lsnrctl start LSNRCTL for Linux: Version 10.2.0.4.0 - Production on 20-JAN-2012 ...
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Can Oracle XE and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 run on the same server in a production environment?

Can Oracle XE and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 run on the same server in a production environment? From an IT professional position, why would I not allow Oracle XE and MSSQL2005 to run on the same ...
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Oracle throwing this error: could not open registry key SOFTWARE\Oracle\ocr

I have an oracle installation that runs fine 95% percent of the time. But for some reason every day at a random time early in the morning (between 4:00am and 9:00am) I get the following error: [ ...
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Oracle Account Not Responding

I have an Oracle instance which has user1, user2 and user3 accounts. Yesterday I was able to log in to all three accounts. Today, I can get in to user1 and user3, but user2 is completely 'frozen' in ...
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Oracle DB import error

I get the error below when importing a database - any ideas why? I do this type of import all the time and I've never seen this error. Prior to doing the import we drop all objects in the schema. ...
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Documentation on the SQL execution plan page in Oracle Enterprise Manager (Oracle 10g)

In Oracle Enterprise Manager, in "Performance > Top Activity", you can click a SQL that is being executed and then go to the Plan tab to see SQL execution plan. For the execution plan, the Enterprise ...
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Non-intrusive stored-procedure auditing on Orace 10g

I'm working in a environment where there are a large variety of legacy client programs. I'm trying to get an idea of which programs use what stored procedures. Is there a way to audit access to a ...
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Oracle 10g on Snow Leopard?

I have found a couple of pages on how to get this configured on Leopard (link and link), and then apparently an upgrade to Snow Leopard does not seem to complicate matters much. However, I'm already ...
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How can I tell how my oracle databases configurations' differ?

I have two databases with the same data, running on the same physical server. They are performing differently (one is twice as fast as the other). I've compared the Initialization Parameters and ...
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DBMS_ALERT slow to trigger on RAC

I asked a question earlier about whether DBMS_ALERT works on the RAC. The answer was yes, and I have set up a VMWare test environment and confirmed it. However, there seems to be a long delay ...
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Equivalent of SQL Server trace for Oracle 10g?

I've got a bad code duplication problem where we cannot tell which versions of packages/procedures are being used. i.e. I have different packages with procedures of the same name and I need to be ...
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what is causing oracle archive log files to be growing fast

in the last few days our Oracle DB has been generating a large amount of archive log files. How would I find out what DML activity has been causing such a spike in log file generation?
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Opening an oracle database crashes the service [SOLVED]

I am experiencing a weird issue with Oracle where the service started fine after a crash. The database mount went fine as well. However, when I issue alter database open; command, the database does ...
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What is the best OS platform for Oracle 10g?

I want to know the best choices for OS to run Oracle 11g on my sand box. Also, I would like to know good combination for Dev environments in 50-100 user environments. Any other information about ...
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no suitable image found when installing Oracle on Mac OSX

I'm installing Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.4) for MAC OS X on Intel x86-64 I have Mac OS X 10.6.7, running at Intel Mac. When I start installing, I am faced to the following error: ...
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How do you clone an oracle instance?

How do you clone an oracle instance? Basically, I want to end up copying it from d:\oracle\oldname to d:\oracle\newname. I'm working with Oracle 10.2.
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How can I install Oracle on my Windows XP machine which uses DHCP?

I'm installing a copy of Oracle on my development workstation because running tests against a remote database is terribly slow. However, it says something about me having to set the loopback adapter ...
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Running Oracle 10g and 11g side-by-side

I recently tried installing Oracle 11g on a server already running 10g. Each would run independently with no problem, but 10g refused to run simultaneously with 11g. Can this be done? I don't need a ...
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Oracle 10g: backup failed, log disk full - how do I recover the database?

Because of failed backups, the disk used for transaction logs appears to be full. The database is not accepting connections, so I cannot run the (HP Data Protector) backup job manually. The Oracle ...
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How to change Port Number Of Http Server in either Oracle10g or tomcat?

I am looking to run Apache tomcat and oracle10g... both are on port 8080 how to change port of any of them?
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How to export database from Oracle 10g

I'd like to export database with all the triggers, indexes, grants and user accounts from Oracle 10g database. Problem is I only have SYSDBA access to the server, so I can't access the servers files ...
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How to connect an Oracle server between two countries and maintain high speeds for read & write

Our company has two branches, one in Malaysia and the other one in India. The problems occur when we try to share one of our Oracle environments to our branch in India; the connection is very slow, ...
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Oracle 10gR2 RMAN: Channel allocation

Oracle 10gR2, Win2003. I know enough about RMAN to perform basic functions. I'm trying to learn more. We have an RMAN backup process that is used to duplicate a database nightly. The backup is ...
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Easy way to wipe a set of Oracle schemas

How can you wipe a set of Oracle schemas? By wipe I mean remove all data, tables, views, procedures, synonyms, etc, etc.
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How to find out the current SGA memory distribution?

How can I get the current SGA memory distribution on Oracle 10G? Something like this: AME SIZE_MB RES -------------------------------- ---------- --- Maximum SGA Size ...
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Starting SQLPlus in linux

How do you start sqlplus in linux? I know this is a service in windows.
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Open source scripts for Oracle health check?

I want to put together some scripts to run an automated health check of Oracle 9i and 10g databases. Before I start from scratch, I was wondering if anyone know of any available open source scripts ...
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Oracle RAC: Configure instance to depend on VIP

In previous version of Oracle RAC with Oracle clusterware, before 10.0.1 I believe, an instance was dependent on a VIP resource. Once a vip was failed or relocated, the Instance would be stopped. In ...
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Oracle Data Pump - export from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition

I am migrating from an Enterprise Edition of Oracle 10g to a Standard Edition of Oracle 10g and I was wondering if anyone has experience doing this. I've searched around and I can't really find a ...
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Connecting Oracle XE DB / Oracle Database 10g Express

I started with Oracle DB. On Windows Server 2003 I installed Oracle Database 10g Express Edition and then I also installed PL SQL Developer. I tried log on via PL SQL Developer to XE database. I use ...
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Oracle Internet Directory implementation questions?

I got frustrated in managing the TNSNAMES.ORA for more than 300+ users using various Oracle DB versions 9i up to v11, usually I send email for all of the users to manually copy and update the ...
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After applying archive log in oracle, what time is it now?

I have restored the database and applied the archive log. How can I tell the latest transaction timestamp I have recovered to? This is oracle 10g R2 standard (no flashback enable)