Marvin Lapid

Oracle Database Systems Engineer

Marvin Lapid is an Oracle DBA for XTIVIA, working with Oracle for the Virtual-DBA team. Marvin’s technical experience started in application support for a retail software company in which he was able to expand his knowledge in SQL Server database and Windows Administration. He is an Oracle Database 12c Administrator Certified Associate and is working towards becoming an Oracle Certified Professional. Marvin enjoys learning and trying out new technologies. In his free time, Marvin plays games on PC and builds/fixes stuff for his house.

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, instead oracle recommends using the software-only install option, available... read more

Refreshing a Physical Standby Using Recover from Service on 12c

If you’re in a situation where you need to resolve a gap in a Data Guard environment due to missing/corrupt archive logs, rolling forward the Physical Standby would be your best option vs. having to rebuild your entire physical standby database. It has become... read more

Golden Gate 19c Unidirectional Replication from non-CDB to PDB

This article explains how to configure Oracle Golden Gate software to perform a unidirectional replication from a source non-CDB database on Oracle 12c to a target pluggable database on Oracle 19c. One possible use case is if you need to migrate from your non-CDB... read more