This is a topic which doesn’t come up very often. But if it does come up from time to time, and the documentation may give you advice – but as I realized – it does not always give the best advice. When you have to do multiple hops – which should be your intermediate release?… [Read More]
Thanks guys, I received my copy 🙂
And today I’d like to write a book recommendation: Oracle Database Upgrade and Migration Methods.
The book got authored by these 3 true database upgrade and migration experts:
And it’s cool book mostly for techies.… [Read More]
Just being back from Oracle Open World 2017 I’m working on the open topics, the homework, the follow-up activities. And I took several notes during OOW when customers asked me about things I’ve seen before.
One topic I wanted to write about a long time ago already: utlrp.sql – How to decrease resource consumption with utlprp.sql.… [Read More]
You still don’t believe me yet when I say: You can’t seriously wait for the so called 2nd release of Oracle Database 12c as it will be an entirely new release again? And you haven’t upgraded yet to Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 for various reasons?
Almost every week Roy, Carol and I receive one or more emails in the following style:
“Hey, we (or my customer) plan(s) an upgrade to Oracle 11g. We (or the customer) wants zero downtime. Currently we (or they) are on AIX with Oracle 10g (and someold 9i) databases. Can we get an advice please?”
or another one here …
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“Upgrade from 8i to 11g.
Having a corruption somewhere in the database is one of the worst case scenarios I could ever imagine – especially if it “sleeps” somewhere in the data dictionary. Recently I did talk to a customer who encountered a failing upgrade due to a data dictionary corruption gotten introduced in an earlier release.… [Read More]