10/14/13

Amazon EC2 Instance scheduled for retirement

Wenn man von Amazon ein E-Mail bekommt das eine der Instanzen “retired” wird, was so viel heisst wie, sie wird in den Ruhestand geschickt.

Sollte einen nicht beunruhigen, da nur die darunter laufende Hardware in Ruhestand geht und amazon keine live Migration unterstützt. Also muss man nur drei schritte ausführen:

  • Instance stoppen
  • Instance starten
  • Elastic-IP wieder “verlinken”

Das war’s, wer eine bebilderte Anleitung braucht findet hier eine englische.

01/14/13

ORA-29280 Path Invalide

The issue is simple to fix. There is one prerequisit to write a file in PL/SQL, a diractory.

create or replace directory dir_temp as ‘c:\temp’;
grant read, write on directory dir_temp to public;

When the diractory is used like here:

P_DIR IN VARCHAR2 DEFAULT ‘DIR_TEMP’

The variable value has to be UPPER case!

09/3/12

XBMC is coming back

A few years ago there was a XBMC installation in my bed room but when I moved first time I never managed it to set it up again.

Now a few years later when I came across raspberry pi my first thought was “Is XBMC running on this” and yes it does! Now XBMC has a come back in my bed room …

Here is a link to the simple installation of XBMC@raspberry pi

Stay tuned for more news on this project and for the upcoming posts of the old project.