Minimize RPO by Replicating with Oracle Dataguard

Disaster Recovery Part Two: Achieving a 5 minute lag behind production with Oracle Dataguard This is the second installment in a three-part series about my experiences with a DR project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series provided some background on Disaster Recovery […]

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Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery Planning for Enterprise Applications

Disaster Recovery Part One: The Foundation of Your Disaster Recovery Plan This will be the first of a three-part series about my experiences with a Disaster Recovery (DR) project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series will be some background on Disaster Recovery and […]

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Virtual Machine

Building Test Environments with Oracle VirtualBox

Everyone has been in a situation where they needed a test environment and we all know physical test environments can prove to be costly to implement and maintain. Oracle VirtualBox provides a free, easy to install, desktop virtualization tool that is available for Windows, OS X and Linux. VirtualBox allows users to run just about […]

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Backup DR

The Importance of Apply Lag on Standby Databases

Making the right decisions during system design to account for the unknown One afternoon, one of our OnTrack™ Managed Services customers called in a panic and said “I sure wish we would have implemented Flashback on the prod databases”. I knew right then that something was very wrong. As it turns out, someone logged-in to […]

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Recovery Time Objective

Measuring a Successful Disaster Recovery

Natural disasters, hardware failures, and human error – not anything we want to happen, but the reality is they do happen. Considering organizations’ IT infrastructure, applications and valuable data at risk, all of these occurrences could cause irreparable damage. This is not new information. We all know that “things happen.” So the focus should be […]

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