Free Database Seminar in Timisoara, Romania

Today I want to talk about a free Database Seminar that ACI is sponsoring in Timisoara, Romania. A friend of mine and former co-worker asked me to speak in the seminar about Oracle Enterprise Manager Administration. 

Because of the Time zone’s differences, I’m going to make a recording of the presentation and upload it to the blog, so he can show it there.

If you are nearby Timisoara, don’t loose the opportunity to assist and learn little bit more about databases.

The event is going to take place April, 8th at 5 pm @ City Business Centre, building D, Timisoara, RO.

Did I forget to mention that the event is for free?

For more information go to:



RMAN jobs not working after OEM upgrade to

If you are planning to upgrade your OEM to and you have RMAN jobs scheduled in Cloud Control, you should consider applying patch 19519190 to the OMS. I noticed that most of the RMAN jobs were having issues and even worst, some steps were empty!!! 

Obviously, the jobs were succeeding as the step is empty. In other words, the jobs were doing nothing.

Looks like this patch is not part of any PSU, yet! But having a problem with hundreds of jobs and especially with RMAN jobs is very risky.

Take a look at EM 12c: RMAN Step Commands are Being Removed from Multi-step RMAN Script Jobs in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (Doc ID 1914916.1).