About

Welcome to Martin Bach’s weblog, where I am blogging about technology I’m interested in. This includes all sorts of topics about the Oracle ecosystem, the Linux operating environment, Linux distributions, kernels and other internals as well as any other Open Source Software topic I come across that sparks my interest.

I am happy for anyone to reference my contents, as long as the original author and sources are clearly indicated.

I am an Oracle Database Administrator by trade, and you will find plenty of material about my favourite database management system here. For some time now I have been looking into other technology as well, mainly DevOps, micro-services-driven software development and deployments, their underlying infrastructure and generally speaking emerging trends. This turned out to be so exciting that I started adding a few more categories to the blog where you can expect more content to arrive very soon.

How to navigate content

Some time ago I changed the blog template but found out that adding side-bars and other widgets to the left reduces screen estate too much. I am now adding a search box to this page as well as a list of the 10 latest posts, which you find at the bottom of this page.

And now for the boring stuff

This blog is about technology, not licensing. Many of the posts hosted on my blog refer to software that requires (extra) licensing to use. Always make sure you are license compliant.

The other very important warning equally applies to everything that’s published on the Internet. All technology has a shelf live, and I recently noticed that my first posts on this blog date back almost 10 years. If you come across content, always check if it is still relevant. All the information on this blog is offered in good faith and in the hope you find it useful. I cannot guarantee that it is correct.

And you should never execute code that you haven’t fully and completely understood and tested thoroughly in a lower tier environment.

When in doubt, open a service request ticket with your vendor!

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