Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RMAN: Backup & Recovery - The Most Essential but the Most Snubbed -- (OOW - 2010 Presentation)

I gave this presentation on Wednesday morning, September 22, 2010 in San Francisco at Oracle OpenWorld 2010. I followed a Problem-Solution approach for this session. I described the problem scenario and then discussed the recovery solution(s).
I have been receiving emails from the attendees to upload the presentation. Finally, I managed to upload the presentation and you may download it from here. If you face any issues downloading then please drop me an email (asif.momen@gmail.com).
The room was full of attendees and I am glad about the positive feedback I received from them. Below are the pics I took soon after the presenation.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Oracle OpenWorld-2010: Session Downloads

I received an email from Oracle Content Team saying the OOW-2010 sessions are now available for download from OpenWorld and JavaOne and Oracle Develop On Demand.

Login to the portal using your username/password and enjoy wealth of information.

Sessions are available in Flash Audio, MP3 Audio, PPT, and PDF format. I noticed few sessions tagged as "Coming Soon". Do check back your favorite session again.

I have received many email requests from the attendees of my session asking for a place to download my OOW presentation. You may download it from the above link. Below is an example screenshot:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Oracle Open World 2010 - Day 2

Day-2 of OOW was as exciting as Day-1. I wanted to start my day with Steven's session "PL/SQL Developer, Quiz Thyself!" but couldn't make it. However, I attended the following sessions:

1) Enterprise Cloud Computing: What, Why, and How

2) Oracle RAC 10g R2 to Oracle RAC 11g R2 Upgrade: Keeping It Simple

3) A Detailed Analysis of Indexing New Features in Oracle Database 11g R1 and R2 by Richard Foote

4) Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC): Best Practices at AT&T

5) Oracle Database 11g Internals: Five Key High-Availability Innovations

The best session was that of Richard Foote.

Also, I won an "apron" at the exhibition hall. Yes you got it right, an apron. There was a game organized by Confio team. I won by throwing 2 out of 4 sand bags into the hole.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 - Day 1

It was the first day of OOW-2010. I attended the following sessions:

1) Oracle Indexing Tips, Tricks, and Traps by Richard Foote

2) Tuning Oracle at the Block Level--Beginners, Go Away! by Rich Niemiec

3) Resolving the Free Buffer Waits Event by Craig Shallahammer

4) Oracle Recovery Manger (RMAN) 11g New Features in Release 1 and Release 2 by Michael

All the sessions were extremely good but if I had to choose the best from the above four, I would choose Craig's session. It was awesome. I actually felt myself inside the SGA, watching buffers moving and background/server processes working.

At the end of the day it was Oracle ACE dinner. I got to meet all the industry experts under a single roof. Iggy Fernandez then dropped me to my hotel.

I am too tired and got to take some rest as I got to start early tomorrow morning again.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oracle OpenWorld Schedule – Update

Today I was informed by the Oracle Open World Content Team that they have changed the location of my presentation from "Rm 301" to "Rm 308". The detailed information about my session is:

ID#: S315820

Title: Oracle RMAN: Backup and Recovery--The Most Essential but the Most Snubbed

Abstract: A solid understanding of backup-and-recovery procedures is essential for every DBA, but unfortunately these basics are often ignored. According to Symantec, the average midsize company backs up only 60 percent of customer data and doesn't even do it consistently. This session provides comprehensive coverage of Oracle Recovery Manager (Oracle RMAN) backup-and-recovery abilities. It walks through various scenarios of database failures and discusses their solutions. It covers recovery procedures related to various important database files (parameter file, control file, different types of datafiles, and redo log files)

Track: Database

Date: 22-SEP-10

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Moscone South

Room: Rm 308

I’m looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!