I just returned from a wonderful but strenuous trip from Denver, San Francisco and Vancouver a day ago. And soon it is time again to pack my suitcase as there are upcoming user group events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin.
Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin
This is a very interesting case Martin Berger sent to me a week ago. A colleague and him were basically wondering if they should follow the advice in the Oracle 12.2 upgrade guide and drop the AUDSYS user, or if they better don’t drop the AUDSYS user before upgrading.
This is a strange behavior – but it seems as automatic maintenance jobs are enabled after upgrade. A customer (thanks Naveen!!) sent me an email the other week asking if there’s a flag in DBUA to prevent this enabling as on some of their databases the automatic maintenance jobs are disabled on purpose.… [ Read More ]
First of all a BIG Thank You to the organizers. I’d bet this was a lot of hard work to organize such a huge event with so many excellent presentations in parallel streams, the exhibitor space, the food and everything else.… [ Read More ]
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 ]
When I was reading tweets I’m subscribed to last week while being in Redwood Shores, I read this one from the official Oracle Open World twitter account and learned: Oracle Open World 2018 – Now from October 22-25, 2018.
See the tweet:
The dates for #oow18 have been confirmed! We hope you will join us October 22-25 for new experiences and opportunities to help move your business forward.
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 ]
I 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206.… [ Read More ]
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 ]
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 220.127.116.11?”
Usually I have to dig into my old slides from the past to give a definite answer.… [ Read More ]
You may have read already some stories about our successful collaboration with Switzerland’s most trusted insurer, Swiss Mobiliar Insurance on this blog. But today I can add an official reference story in 3 languages about how Swiss Mobiliar Boosts Performance by Upgrading its Oracle Databases.
Reference Story: Mobiliar’s Upgrade Project
And I’m very excited to link the official reference story about Mobiliar’s Upgrade and Multitenant project available in 3 languages:
there was silence on the blog for more than 2 weeks now. And 2018 started already. Let me wish you all a happy and exciting new year 2018. Stay safe and healthy, take care and all the best for 2018 to you, your families and friends!
Thanks for your patience. I have received a good amount of calls, emails and messages in the past weeks when the slides for DOAG and UKOUG will be available. And they are now including the “New Release and Patching Model” talk. Find slides and recap – DOAG 2017 and UKOUG 2017 here.… [ Read More ]
Interesting things happen. And I learned (credits to Arun Gupta and others) that there is a change in Oracle Database 12.2 environments I wasn’t aware: The DBCA 12.2 does not update /etc/oratab in GI / RAC environments. Let me give you some extra information and hints on this topic as it may cause some strange situations.… [ Read More ]
UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham – Picture Source: http://tech17.ukoug.org/
The year is almost over – and I’m looking forward to my final conference this year, UKOUG Conference TECH17 in Birmingham. It will be my third UKOUG and I’m happy that the organizers have selected two of my talks.