Determine Processor and Memory Information in Solaris

How can I find out how much RAM is installed in my Solaris server? How do I know how many CPUs/cores are in my Solaris server? These are two questions you may have asked yourself maybe out of curiosity or perhaps to provide information to colleagues. Well, you’ll be relieved to hear that it is quite simple with Solaris (I’m […]

SnipIT No 3: Using “find” in Solaris: Part 1

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. find is a useful command in Solaris although it may not always be a straight forward matter using it to get what you want. I have two examples which I use¬†regularly¬†and thought I’d share them with you… 1) List the files in the current directory […]

Creating an Oracle Scheduler Job

I had a requirement recently to truncate a table as our applicaition provider had identified this as the cause of an issue some of our users were experiencing. Fine, but this had to be done when the system was not being used and unfortunately, as much as I love doing what I do, I didn’t fancy staying that late! With […]