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Sad story about Oracle RDS and Infiniband relationship.

Hello everyone. Today I wanna tell you story how I’ve tried fit the RDMA with the help ISCSI iSER, and Oracle RDS into Infiniband environment. Looking ahead I’ll say. Oracle is not supporting RDS protocol outside of Oracle Engineered systems aka Exadata. This is the official position of Oracle which confirmed by the supporting team, but this information doesn’t exists in the documentation which is so rediculous. The support engineer is told me that, “there are so many systems which we are not supporting, so we don’t  consider is necessary to put this information into the documentation”. This is nice, isn’t it?

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How to convert snapshot standby to primary

In our test environment we are using flashback technology. This technology afford to us to keep our test servers in the actual state regarding to production server, and the same time give the opportunity for testers make their tests for the new features for our system. We can roll back all changes which has made our testers, and roll forward all new changes which has made on primary server without restore whole database. This is very convenient. Couple days ago my colleague asked me if I can convert snapshot standby to primary without roll back changes which has made on this standby. This is important point, because in a normal way if you want to convert snapshot standby  you have to flashback your database, and roll back all changes. But we can escape this.

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