What do you think when you see this post-upgrade result?
Oracle Database 12.1 Post-Upgrade Status Tool 08-07-2015 15:08:26 Component Current Version Elapsed Time Name Status Number HH:MM:SS Oracle Server UPGRADED 184.108.40.206.0 00:19:26 JServer JAVA Virtual Machine VALID 220.127.116.11.0 00:10:52 Oracle Workspace Manager VALID 18.104.22.168.0 00:01:52 OLAP Analytic Workspace VALID 22.214.171.124.0 00:00:34 OLAP Catalog OPTION OFF 126.96.36.199.0 00:00:00 Oracle OLAP API VALID 188.8.131.52.0 00:00:42 Oracle XDK VALID 184.108.40.206.0 00:01:07 Oracle Text VALID 220.127.116.11.0 00:01:36 Oracle XML Database VALID 18.104.22.168.0 00:03:55 Oracle Database Java Packages VALID 22.214.171.124.0 00:00:22 Oracle Multimedia VALID 126.96.36.199.0 00:03:57 Spatial UPGRADED 188.8.131.52.0 00:08:56 Oracle Application Express VALID 4.2.5.00.08 00:46:19 Final Actions 00:03:48 Total Upgrade Time: 01:44:16
I’ve got a bit worried as the time to upgrade APEX took 44% of the complete database upgrade downtime. APEX (Oracle Application Express) is a fantastic piece of software which is still completely underrated – potentially because it is for free for everybody who has an Oracle Database license. And things not costing anything are just worth nothing, ey?
Simply be aware when you have APEX in your databases installed – and especially if you ACTIVELY use APEX – it may be a very good idea to upgrade APEX upfront without causing downtime for your entire database.
See this blog post here about how to upgrade APEX upfront:
Since Oracle Database 184.108.40.206 we don’t upgrade APEX as part of the database upgrade anymore. You will have to upgrade it separately.