Upgrading the PDB$SEED takes always longer than any other container.
What is the reason for an upgrade of the PDB$SEED taking so much longer in a real world environment?
How does an upgrade with Oracle Multitenant work?
I have written several blog posts in the past about the different techniques to upgrade an Oracle Multitenant environment:
- Upgrade Everything At Once
- Upgrade via Unplug/Plug/Upgrade
The interesting case happens in the “Everything At Once“.… [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]
I’ve had my 20-year anniversary Oracle dinner last week (actually 6 months after the actual date) in Munich with great colleagues who joined either 20 or 25 years ago hosted by a Country Leadership Team member, Stephan Meyer from Legal. And we all were exchanging stories about how and why we joined Oracle two decades and more ago.… [Read More]
In late 2014 I’ve got asked if I’d like to work with Swiss Mobiliar, the oldest Switzerland insurer, on their upgrade project to move almost 300 databases from Oracle 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199.
Swiss Mobiliar – Insurance – 300 databases to Oracle 12c
How do such projects start?
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Let me put a warning first: The intention of this blog post is NOT to recommend to uninstall anything just “because”. It is meant only as a guidance and explanation how to uninstall a component in an Oracle Multitenant container database deployment correctly without braking anything. And as this is not documented yet clearly, I bring up this blog post.… [Read More]
After the removal of the first Oracle Database 188.8.131.52 Bundle Patch in May, the June 2017 Proactive Bundle Patch on Linux got released now:
The Proactive Bundle Patch 184.108.40.206.170620 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:
“In this document Oracle Database Home refers to Enterprise Edition.
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