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$6 per month for blog on AWS

It looks like this blog is costing me about $6 per month on AWS which is cool. I was paying about $200/year or about $17 per month on iPage. I am not sure what I am missing. This blog is … Continue reading

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Created MySQL Scripts Repository

Most of my work is with Oracle databases but I have been starting to learn a little bit about MySQL. Where I work, we have a bunch of on premises Oracle databases including large and active ones with various challenging … Continue reading

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Updated Centos VM to Oracle Linux

I was using Centos Linux for Nethack programming and playing on my home laptop. Evidently Centos is going away at the end of 2021 and Tim Hall had a post about moving Centos to Oracle Linux. So, I did it. … Continue reading

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Moved my blog to AWS

It has been two years or more since I first thought about moving my blog to Amazon Web Services (AWS) from iPage, the hosting company that this blog has always been on. My company uses AWS for a number of … Continue reading

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Up on AWS

I have more to do but I have bobbydurrettdba.com pointing to an Amazon EC2 virtual machine. Seems faster. I still have email forwarding done on iPage and they still have the domain registration and dns. I plan to work on … Continue reading

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Under Construction

I am moving this blog from iPage to AWS starting now. This page, bobbydurrettdba.com, might be down, or you might see certificate errors. This is just me. I will put up an all clear post when it is done. Bobby

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Column Masking Testcase

I put together a quick testcase to show myself how to use DBMS_RLS on 11.2.0.4 to mask a column. If you would like to run it or see the output it is here: test case zip. I ran the test … Continue reading

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Configure listener for dedicated with shared servers

I did a little research yesterday and I am writing this post to document what I learned so I can remember it and since I could not easily find this information. I have a database that uses shared servers and … Continue reading

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Querying Many Databases in Parallel in Python

I have some Python scripts that I use to access a bunch of databases to gather information such as the size of the database. Usually it is not that important how long they take so I have been running queries … Continue reading

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Cleaned out my desk…due to COVID-19 remote work

I guess I have had a desk in an office since around Summer 1990 when I first reported for work in San Bernardino. I have moved offices multiple times including across the country twice and did not have a desk … Continue reading

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