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21 Mar 2016
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Accessing Cloud Storage [50981]
By Pat Shuff

Pat Shuff blogs, "Oracle cloud storage is not the first product that performs basic block storage in the cloud. The name is a little confusing as well. When you think of cloud storage, the first thing that you think of is dropbox, box.com, google docs, or some other file storage service. Oracle Cloud Storage is a different kind of storage. This storage is more like Amazon S3 storage and less like file storage in that it provides the storage foundation for other services like compute, backup, or database..."
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18 Mar 2016
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ZFS Data and Pool Recovery [50757]
By Cindy Swearingen

Cindy blogs, "I was talking to the ZFS engineering team recently about a comment we received through another venue around the lack of ZFS recovery tools. We think this comment was possibly related by a pool failure in 2006 after reviewing mail archives. Prompted by this comment and 10 years of working with our customers to use ZFS successfully, let's review both the problems we saw when ZFS was in its infancy, particularly around 3rd-party hardware and drivers, either ignoring cache flush commands or not generating or fabricating device IDs, and the tools that we had then and now.

Let's look at the problems associated with cache flushing first:.."
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20 Feb 2016
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In a nutshell: Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) [50068]
Contributor: Frank Wickham

"A groundbreaking data protection solution that's completely integrated with Oracle Database and eliminates data loss exposure for all databases without impacting mission critical production environments..."
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15 Jan 2016
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Enterprise Data Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance [49142]
By Frank Wickham

Frank Wickham writes, "Oracle has an entire family of engineered systems that are pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity of enterprise wide IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance. Only Oracle can innovate and optimize at every layer of our Red Stack to simplify data center operations, drive down costs, and accelerate business innovation. Let this serve as a quick introduction to Oracle's Engineered Systems Family; Exadata, Exalogic, SuperCluster, Exalytics, Big Data Appliance (BDA), Database Appliance, and now the Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA)..."
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11 Jan 2016
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Disk Scrub - Why and When? [49132]
By Steve Tunstall

Steve asks, "What is a "Disk Scrub" and why should you do it?

To begin with, It's a good idea to do this about once a month. Have you ever done one, ever? Maybe you don't need to. We will talk about what this is, why you would or would not do it, and how you can automate it if you wish. We're talking about this button, seen here in the Configuration-->Storage page of your ZFSSA:..."
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23 Dec 2015
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Taneja Group report: ZDLRA Light-Years Ahead [48625]
By Javier Puerta

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