My name is Brian Peasland. I am an Oracle Certified DBA (7.3, 8.0, 8i, 9i and 10g) with more than 15 years of Oracle DBA experience (I started with Oracle 7.1) and more than 25 years of IT experience. I use this blog to write about the database-related things that interest me. I may also thrown in a few non-database technology items from time to time too.

You’ve found my blog site. I can also be followed on Twitter @BPeaslandDBA


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  1. Edward

    Hello Brian!

    I’ve downloaded your file Build_Oracle_RAC_VMs.docx and tried to open it in MS Word 2007.
    MS Word shows me an error message – something like file corrupted , and asks to recover it. After recover I am able to see text, but not pictures. I tried to download several times, but with the same result. So could you please fix it.

    Thank you for your great work
    Edward Okhvat

  2. bpeasland

    Thanks for letting me know Ed! I have fixed the issue.

  3. Saibal Ghosh

    Hi Brian,
    I recently purchased your book Oracle RAC Performance Tuning, and I am finding a wealth of great information in it. I am especially enamored by the chapter on RAC Support tools. Congratulations on writing a great book.
    On a different note, the URL for the code depot seems inaccessible-rampant.cc/RACTune.htm
    And I was very surprised that the mail id provided in the book for technical assistance for downloading the scripts-rtp@rampant.cc doesn’t work either.
    Could you please help out? Who should I be contacting for this?

    Thanks in Advance,

    1. bpeasland

      I’m sorry to hear that you are having difficulties the code samples. I’ll notify the publisher. I have also made these available on my GitHub repository. Go to this link: https://github.com/BPeaslandDBA/OracleTuningScripts/
      Then click on the Download Zip button. You’ll get all the scripts in that project. One of those will be another zip file with the code from the book.

      Thanks for enjoying the book! Always good to hear great comments.

  4. Saibal Ghosh

    Thanks Brian, I was able to download the scripts, and congrats once again for writing a really good RAC book. I am really enjoying going through it, and have been recommending it to a few of my colleagues as well,.

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