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Daily Archives: September 24th, 2009

Removing an inaccessible or destroyed node from Oracle RAC 11gR2

What do you do if you lose a node in a RAC as a result of destruction, theft, or other unrecoverable error? How do we clean up the existing cluster so the inaccessible node is removed permanently from Oracle Clusterware and Oracle RAC Databases? I demonstrate the current process with 11gR2, which now has many [...]

More than one database in a single RAC cluster

This is a video demonstrating the creation of a second database of 2 instances in an Oracle RAC of 4 nodes, coexisting with a pre-existing 4-instance database. I created this video to demonstrate an answer in response to a forum question:

Extending RAC 11gR2 to 4th node

I put together a follow-up video to the 3-node install where I add a 4th node of RAC 11gR2 in VMWare successfully, including extending the database to a total 4 instances. In less than 10 minutes of video, you will see the cloning of the Grid Infrastructure 11gR2 home, cloning of the Database 11gR2 home, [...]