Kludge: Mounting ACFS Thought Shellscript

Just the script. The history is here.
This is a “workaround” script. As always, is recommended to use Oracle Restart, like I posted here.

#!/bin/sh
$GRID_HOME/bin/srvctl add filesystem -d /dev/asm/dbhome-270 -g 'DGHOME' -v DBHOME -m /oracle/db -u oracle
if [ $? = "0" -o $? = "2" ]; then
$GRID_HOME/bin/srvctl start filesystem -d /dev/asm/dbhome-270
if [ $? = "0" ]; then
chown oracle:oinstall /oracle/db
chmod 775 /oracle/db
$GRID_HOME/bin/srvctl status filesystem -d /dev/asm/dbhome-270
exit 0
fi
$GRID_HOME/bin/srvctl status filesystem -d /dev/asm/dbhome-270
fi

There is a good post ACFS and ACFS restart scripting:
https://levipereira.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/oracle-acfs-filesystem-managed-by-ohas-on-oracle-restart/

See ya!

Matheus.

DDBoost: sbtbackup: dd_rman_connect_to_backup_host failed

A common error. It happens when the datadomain host or mtree is unreachable.
For the first situation, contact the OS/Network administrator. Is can be a firewall limitation, DNS miss (if using DNS hosting) or, in some cases, networks physically unreachable.

For the second case, try to [re]send user/pass to access datadomain:

Starting backup at 24-OCT-15
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_SBT_TAPE_1
channel ORA_SBT_TAPE_1: SID=191 instance=almdbdw_1 device type=SBT_TAPE
channel ORA_SBT_TAPE_1: Data Domain Boost API
allocated channel: ORA_SBT_TAPE_2
input datafile file number=00001 name=+DGMYDB/almdbdw/datafile/system.267.849463017
channel ORA_SBT_TAPE_1: starting piece 1 at 22-JUL-15
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_SBT_TAPE_1 channel at 10/24/2015 10:03:50
ORA-19506: failed to create sequential file, name="a4qcme1l_1_1", parms=""
ORA-27028: skgfqcre: sbtbackup returned error
ORA-19511: Error received from media manager layer, error text:
 sbtbackup: dd_rman_connect_to_backup_host failed
channel ORA_SBT_TAPE_1 disabled, job failed on it will be run on another channel

Sending user/password to acess data domain as follow and, after that, re-run the your action.

RUN {
ALLOCATE CHANNEL t1 TYPE SBT_TAPE PARMS 'BLKSIZE=1048576, SBT_LIBRARY=$ORACLE_HOME/lib/libddobk.so,ENV=(STORAGE_UNIT=$STORAGE_UNIT,BACKUP_HOST=$DATADOMAIN_HOST,ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_HOME)' FORMAT '%U-%d';
send 'set username $DDBOOST_USER password $PASSWORD servername $DATADOMAIN_HOST';
RELEASE CHANNEL t1;
}

Hugs!

Matheus.

Scheduler Job by Node (RAC Database)

Sometimes you want to run something just in one node of the RAC. Here is an example to do it:

create or replace procedure USER_JOB.PRC_SOMETHING is
begin
-- do something
null;
end;
/
begin
sys.dbms_scheduler.create_job(job_name => 'USER_JOB.JOB_SOMETHING',
job_type            => 'PLSQL_BLOCK',
job_action          => 'USER_JOB.PRC_SOMETHING;',
start_date          => sysdate,
repeat_interval     => 'Freq=Minutely;Interval=30',
end_date            => to_date(null),
job_class           => 'DEFAULT_JOB_CLASS',
enabled             => true,
auto_drop           => false,
comments            => 'Something Job.');
end;
/
begin
dbms_scheduler.set_attribute(name => 'USER_JOB.JOB_SOMETHING',
 attribute=>'INSTANCE_ID', value=> 1);
end;
/

Matheus.

CRSCTL: AUTO_START of Cluster Services (ACFS)

As I sad long time ago (Manually Mounting ACFS)… Here is it:

To set autostart of a resource (in my case an ACFS) by CRSCTL, here the simple example:

# Check How it is currently configured:

[root@db1database1p bin]# ./crs_stat -p ora.dghome.dbhome.acfs |grep AUTO_START
AUTO_START=restore

# Set Autostart (and check):

[root@db1database1p bin]# ./crsctl modify resource ora.dghome.dbhome.acfs -attr AUTO_START=always
[root@db1database1p bin]# ./crs_stat -p ora.dghome.dbhome.acfs |grep AUTO_START
AUTO_START=always

It can be done also with “AUTO_START=1”. We have 3 possibilities (always, restore and never).

# KB
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/rac.112/e16794/resatt.htm#CWADD91444

Matheus.

ORA-28004: invalid argument for function specified in PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION

An unexpected error, right?

SQL> CREATE PROFILE TEST_PROF LIMIT
FAILED_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS 5
PASSWORD_LIFE_TIME 180
PASSWORD_GRACE_TIME 30
PASSWORD_REUSE_MAX 15
PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION fnc_validation;
CREATE PROFILE TEST_PROF LIMIT
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28004: invalid argument for function specified in PASSWORD_VERIFY_FUNCTION FNC_VALIDATION

That is a simple need. You have to use 3 parameters on function: username varchar2, password varchar2, old_password varchar2.

Matheus.