The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle 12.2 is available on most platforms since July 18, 2017. And of course I started applying the first RU for Oracle Database 220.127.116.11 as soon as it got released.
The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle Database 18.104.22.168 has been released. And Oracle Support provides some very helpful documents to explain the implication of the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches.
More Information about RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2
First of all, these are the most important MOS notes to have a look at:
- MOS Note:742060.1 – Release Schedule for Current Database Releases (no update yet)
- MOS Note: 2285040.1 – Release Update and Release Update Revisions for Database Proactive Patch Program
- MOS Note: 2275525.1 – FAQ for RU and RUR (not public yet)
What does MOS Note: 2285040.1 cover?… [Read More]
The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle 22.214.171.124 is available
Just in case the port you are looking for is not available right now please see the ETA dates in the link below.
Details of the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory
Find the General Information about the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
Find the Risk Matrix for the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
The details about the Database are included in this document:
MOS Note: 2261562.1 – Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update July 2017 Availability Document
Please find the “Missing patches” in section 2.2 with proposed ETA dates.… [Read More]
I’ve met David Kurtz, an Oracle ACE Director working for Accenture’s Enkitec division in the UK earlier this year on the OUGN Conference‘s boat trip from Oslo to Kiel and return. We set across the table at dinner. And of course we started discussing “Oracle”. David went to my talk about “How to ensure Performance Stability” before.… [Read More]
After the removal of the first Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 Bundle Patch in May, the June 2017 Proactive Bundle Patch on Linux got released now:
The Proactive Bundle Patch 188.8.131.52.170620 contains the June Database Bundle Patch and the June Grid Infrastructure Patch Set Update.… [Read More]
Can you apply Bundle Patches (BP) to Standard Edition (SE2) databases?
This question got raised by Adam (thanks!) via the comments section of the blog. But a few days later I read it on the internal mailing lists as well. Adam was referring to this sentence in the BP READMEs since October 2015:
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“In this document Oracle Database Home refers to Enterprise Edition.
Recently we got alerted by a customer and a colleague from Italy about an issue with the upgrade from Oracle 12.1.0.x to Oracle 184.108.40.206 if – and only if – your database got created with 2k or 4k db block size.
If your database got created with 2k or 4k db block size, and you attempt an upgrade from any upgrade-supported Oracle version to Oracle Database 220.127.116.11 the upgrade – regardless of DBUA or catctl.pl – will fail with an
ORA-1450: maximum key length (1478) exceeded.… [Read More]