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VirtualBox Computer Lab Framework

In my article, Create a Private Oracle Test Lab I expressed my opinion that every serious student of Oracle databases should have their own private computer lab.  In Configuring the Oracle Virtual Box Network, I detailed the specifics of configuring the network adapters in virtual machines running under VirtualBox.  In the time since I wrote
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Sometimes the solution to a problem is not technology. Many years ago I read a column in PC Magazine, written by by John Dvorak. In the article, Mr. Dvorak was questioning the growing popularity of digital pagers. That alone gives a clue as to how long ago the article was published. In the article, Mr.
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In a recent exchange on the Oracle Technology Network forums, one of the participants asked “What was the Y2K problem ? Please describe in details.”  And a few years ago a younger co-worker told me point-blank that he had “read about Y2K” and concluded the whole thing was a hoax. These comments disturbed me in
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Configuring the Oracle VirtualBox Network

In “Create a private Oracle test lab” I made the case that there is no excuse for someone who considers themselves to be a professional DBA to not have their own personal database for testing and learning. I pointed out that by using Oracle’s VirtualBox product, Oracle Linux, and Oracle database under the terms of
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Some time back I began to get an odd complaint from some of my end users. It seems that when they connected to the Oracle database, they received a warning that their password was about to expire, and yet never – even after the password grace period had passed – received a prompt to change
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