Oracle 19c preupgrade.jar and preupgrade checks

Oracle Database 19c is available for Exadata on-prem for quite a few weeks now. But even if you didn’t download it yet, you may want to use the new 19.2 preupgrade.jar tool to check and examine your database. For this purpose you can find the Oracle 19c preupgrade.jar and preupgrade checks available and documented on MOS. Oracle 19c preupgrade.jar and preupgrade checks I received several emails already from customers asking whether they can get the most recent Oracle 19c preupgrade tool without downloading the entire 19c software stack. And thanks to my team mates, the tool is available now in…

Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c

With Oracle Database 19c being available on Exadata now, and most likely soon on-prem as well, there’s a significant change you should be aware of when using image processing features inside the database: Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c. Oracle Multimedia will be removed in Oracle Database 19c When you upgrade or migrate your database to Oracle 19c, then Oracle Multimedia APIs will be still exist but won’t function anymore. Read here in the Oracle Database 19c Upgrade Guide: Desupport of Oracle Multemedia Oracle Multimedia is desupported in Oracle Database 19c, and the implementation is removed. As…

Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer

Oracle Database 19.2 for Oracle Exadata systems is available for download since yesterday night. One important thing you need to take into account once Oracle 19c will be generally available: On Linux, Oracle Database 19c requires OL7, RHEL7 or SLES12 or newer. Database Installation Guide for Linux You will find the exact minimum OS and kernel version requirements in the Database Installation Guide for Linux for Oracle 19c. Please see here the Operating System Checklist for Oracle Database Installation on Linux: Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 4: 4.1.12-112.16.7.el7uek.x86_64 or later Oracle Linux 7.4 with the Unbreakable Enterprise…

Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download

Time flies – and we have 2019. Since a few minutes Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download. Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata is now available for download You can download as of today Oracle Database 19.2 for Exadata from the Software Delivery Cloud (eDelivery). Just type in “Oracle Database” into the search window: And then add it to your cart: Documentation And of course, the Oracle Database 19c documentation is available as of now as well: Further Information Please read more on the Oracle Database Blog. –Mike

Oracle 19c is available in LiveSQL

As Willie Hardie, VP Oracle Database Produce Management, wrote in his blog post, Oracle Database 19.2 is available in LiveSQL since yesterday. You can try out scripts and such in a container. Of course, feature usage is restricted. But that’s a pretty nice thing for an early start with Oracle Database 19c. Try it out Try it out on: liveSQL.oracle.com And find more information in Willie Hardie’s post: https://blogs.oracle.com/oracle-database/oracle-database-19c-now-available-on-livesql –Mike