MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with Oracle 18c information

From the Support’s Hot Topics email I learned the other day that MOS Note:742060.1 (Release Schedule of Current Database Releases) got updated with Oracle 18c information on January 18, 2018.

What got added to MOS Note:742060.1?

A column for Oracle 18c got added to the table of releases. You will find not information about potential release availability for Oracle 18c in the various options of the Oracle Cloud, and of course for on-premises as well.… [Read More]

preupgrade.jar January 2018 (Build 11) is available now

A new version of the preupgrade.jar January 2018 (Build 11) is available now.

Please download it from MOS Note:884522.1.:

preupgrade.jar January 2018 (Build 11) is available now

MOS Note: 884522.1 – How to Download and Run Oracle’s Database Pre-Upgrade Utility

Please always download the most recent version as this one is much newer with a lot of improvements compared to the version you get with the default installation.… [Read More]

RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away

Time flies. Really, it does. When I looked into the calendar I realized the next event is already very close: RMOUG Training Days in Denver – just 4 weeks away from now on.

The Rocky Mountain User Group Training Days will happen in Westminster close to Denver, CO from Tuesday, Feb 20 until Thursday, Feb 22, 2018.… [Read More]

Additional Info for Adaptive Features Fixes in Oracle 12.1.0.2

Additional Info for Adaptive Features Fixes in Oracle 12.1.0.2I blogged about the Adaptive Features fixes in the past several times. But following some of the comments readers had I believe there’s some additional info for Adaptive Feature Fixes in Oracle 12.1.0.2 necessary.

What happened so far?

We delivered the most important fixes not only for adaptive features but only for dynamic sampling and some other things with the Database Bundle Patch in October 2017 for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2.… [Read More]

January 2018 Database RU and RUR got released

It’s patching time again. The January 2018 Database RU and RUR got released. And of course other patch bundles as well. And of course not only for the database but for many other products as well. I try to summarize below the most important information and links.

January 2018 Database RU and RUR got released

First of all always have a look at the Critical Patch Alert and the Risk Matrix:

Then you’ll see that there are three fixes included for vulnerabilities which may be remotely exploitable without authentication, i.e., may be exploited over a network without requiring user credentials.… [Read More]

Database Upgrade and TDE – Things to Know

Transparent Data Encryption is an excellent and very useful Oracle database feature. In this blog post I will show and highlight Database Upgrade and TDE – Things to Know.

Enabling Tablespace Encryption with TDE

For a simple example I use our Hands-On Lab and the UPGR database (Oracle 11.2.0.4) and the listener declarations in the 12.2 $ORACLE_HOME.… [Read More]

Minimum Supported Version for Database Upgrades

This question comes up very often: What is the minimum supported version for database upgrades? Or a question I received today: “I have an Oracle 10.2.0.4 database, can I upgrade directly to Oracle 11.2.0.4?”

Usually I have to dig into my old slides from the past to give a definite answer.… [Read More]