yum update error failed to retrieve repodata/filelists.xml.gz from ol6_x86_64_latest

When performing an update through yum I received the following error. The error was still present after trying both suggested work arounds. Yum uses a cache to speed operations and this cache can become corrupt […]

Building a simple server to provide DNS, DHCP and NTP to support Grid Naming Services

Oracle 11g Grid Infrastructure provides the ability to use DHCP for all private interconnect address, as well as most VIP address but it does not provide an optimal method for producing names for these address […]

Changing the HOSTNAME on Oracle Enterprise Linux

Either due to cloning or corporate naming standards, you may find the need to change the hostname of an Oracle Enterprise Linux System.

Create an ODBC Client DSN for an Oracle TimesTen Database on Linux

This document will detail the steps to create an ODBC Client DSN to a remote Oracle TimesTen Database on Linux.

Configuring an Oracle TimesTen Logical Server Name on UNIX Based Systems

A logical server name is used on the TimesTen client to connect to remote OracleTimes Server processes that do not listen on the default port or for local client/server using shared memory inter-process communications or […]

Installing Berkeley DB 11gR2 on Oracle Enterprise Linux

Berkeley DB is a general purpose embedded database engine that provides data management features found in enterprise class databases. Berkeley DB is used in various applications ranging from cell phones to e-commerce systems. Included in […]

Backup Does Not Run When Scheduled in CRON

You have created a script to perform the backup and have tested it to verify that it works as expected. However when the script is executed in CRON it either appears to not run or […]

Check Password Policy for sudo fails when attempting to deploy a Deployment Procedure

In order to deploy a Deployment Procedure for an Oracle Home or CRS image you will need to have sudo configured correctly.

Mount NTFS file systems with NTFS 3G

Tuxera provides a stable read/write NTFS driver for Linux though their NTFS 3G. The driver provides the ability to mount Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 […]