RDP from Windows 8 to VM Ubuntu 13.10


Took a while to find a working solution for Ubuntu 13.10, found at the link above.
Use it at your own discretion…

Export using DBMS_DATAPUMP and via DB_Link

Fill/alter in the required parameters and Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V:

  h1   number;
  h1 := dbms_datapump.open(operation => 'IMPORT', job_mode => 'SCHEMA', job_name => '<JOB_NAME__MAKE_THIS_UPPERCASE!!!>', version => 'COMPATIBLE', remote_link=>'<DB_LINK_NAME>');
  dbms_datapump.set_parallel(handle => h1, degree => 1);
  dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'KEEP_MASTER', value => 0);
  dbms_datapump.metadata_filter(handle => h1, name => 'SCHEMA_EXPR', value => 'IN(''<SCHEMA_NAME>'')');
  dbms_datapump.metadata_filter(handle => h1, name => 'NAME_EXPR', value => 'NOT IN(''<EXCLUDED_TABLE01>'',''<EXCLUDED_TABLE02>'',''<EXCLUDED_TABLE03>'')', object_type => 'TABLE');
  dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'FLASHBACK_TIME', value => 'TO_TIMESTAMP (to_char(sysdate,''dd.mm.yyyy HH24:MI:SS''),''dd.mm.yyyy HH24:MI:SS'')');
  dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'ESTIMATE', value => 'BLOCKS');
  dbms_datapump.set_parameter(handle => h1, name => 'INCLUDE_METADATA', value => 1);
  dbms_datapump.start_job(handle => h1, skip_current => 0, abort_step => 0);

PuTTY tab Manager

Very nifty:

Better yet:
http://www.windowstipspage.com/2010/06/configure-putty-connection-manager.html (first bullet = Download link)

Oracle Solaris 11 Express: change from nwam DHCP to ipadm static IP

So, way back when I wrote this post, I thought I was done with it.

Seems the procedure described then, isn’t any good now. At least, come Hell or high water, I could not get a static IP and enjoy it…
Till this pdf crossed my digital path, and sure enough… I got a static IP which worked (skip to page 17: “Configuring Network Resources”).
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unable to qualify my own domain name

Received sendmail errors, looked it up on internet. Turns out I didn’t fill out my /etc/hosts file correctly.
Here’s what’s what: Read the rest of this entry »

Fixing the network configuration on my OpenSolaris box

If you have read this post, then you would have known i have this motherboard and that it has two nic’s. Now during the installation, i just went with the default and that means it is automatically configured via nwam (see this pdf -page 11- or this page, they’re practically the same!). Of course, i can’t have that…

So, here’s howto configure it manually, just the way you like it:
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Database links

We regularly get the request for a refresh of an OTA database.
Usually, the end-users would like for their settings to survive the refresh.

We use a couple of scripts to save these setting (eg. passwords and such), however, the database links didn’t survive last time.
Probably because the passwords aren’t visible anymore in 10g.
Update!: Not true, just had a peek in SYS.LINK$ ver 10.1.05 and column AUTHPWD still had (unencrypted!) values.
Update2!: Somewhat true, just had a peek in SYS.LINK$ ver & and column PASSWORDX has encrypted values.

It is possible to retrieve the passwords using dbms_metadata.get_ddl.
More after the jump:
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