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]
Since Oracle Database 126.96.36.199 we change our patching model as well, switching from Patch Set Updates (PSU) and Proactive Bundle Patches (BP) to Release Updates (RU) and Release Update Revisions (RUR). But what are actually the differences between PSU / BP and RU / RUR patch bundles? Is there any or is it just a renaming of well known patch bundles?… [Read More]
When you create Multitenant databases with DBCA there are some Things to Know. And in Oracle Database 188.8.131.52’s Database Creation Assistant (DBCA) there is a common pitfall in the “Options” screen. It was grayed out in the previous release but when you choose to create a “custom” database you can select the options/components now.… [Read More]
On a regular basis the Database Upgrade Team releases new and improved versions of the preupgrade tools via a MyOracle Support note. And it’s time again: the September 2017 releases of preupgrade.jar and preupgrd.sql are available for download.
September 2017 releases of preupgrade.jar and preupgrd.sql are available
Please ALWAYS download the most recent versions of preupgrade.jar for upgrades to Oracle Database 12.2 and preupgrd.sql (including utluppkg.sql) for Oracle Database 184.108.40.206 upgrade from MOS Note: 884522.1.… [Read More]
The same note will get you access also to the most recent builds of preupgrd.sql for upgrades to Oracle Database 12.1 and utlu112i.sql for the unlikely event you’ll have to upgrade a database to Oracle 220.127.116.11.… [Read More]
All credits go to Ricardo Maeda as I knew that we’ll release a Bundle Patch for Oracle 18.104.22.168 sometime this week – but I couldn’t find it linked from the usual MOS notes. And please don’t ask my why that is.