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How to use mysql_config_editor

How to use mysql_config_editor

Background When running a batch file on MySQL the login credentials must be taken from some file. The file choices are to use a clear-text options file or the more secure obfuscated login-file generated by the MySQL program mysql_config_editor (which comes installed...

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The Importance of /etc/hosts on Db2 Systems

The Importance of /etc/hosts on Db2 Systems

Recently, I was working on a system and noticed some odd behavior – running a simple db2pd command was taking what felt like a "long" time. I used the time utility to validate my impression: db2inst1@db2server $ time db2pd - Database Member 0 -- Active -- Up 0 days...

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Cloning 19c Oracle Home on RAC

Cloning 19c Oracle Home on RAC

Starting from Oracle19c cloning your oracle home is a bit different, whether you use this method for out of place patching or rolling out patches to multiple servers we no longer use clone.pl, instead oracle recommends using the software-only install option, available...

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