Ever asked yourself about Database Patching Best Practices?
I know that not always everything works that simple and easy. See the blog post by Pieter Van Puymbroeck from Exitas in Belgium about some findings when applying the April 2015 PSU to an Exadata or by myself about my experiences when applying the GI PSU from Jan 2015.
But this 38 min video may give you a good overview about the best and recommended techniques at first hand by Eleanor Meritt and David Price, both from the Sustaining Engineering organization that issues bug fixes, patches and patchset updates for the Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager and Fusion Middleware product area.
Building on a highly popular session from Oracle OpenWorld 2013, this OpenWorld 2014 session further explores ways to help you maintain and patch your database systems most efficiently. Learn about patch testing best practices, techniques for minimizing downtimes, how to best rollout patches in cloud environments, and more. The presentation also shares the latest Oracle Database 12c features and tooling to help ease patching processes.
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