2018

Happy New Year 2019 to all of you!

Happy New Year 2019 to all of you! And thanks for reading the blog. And thanks also for the warm feedback you gave me in the past 20 months since I started this blog on a new platform.

Happy New Year 2019 to all of you!

Photo by Trent Szmolnik on Unsplash

I wish you all a very good start into the new year. If you wonder why I post this while the year is already 7 days old, we Germans have a lot of holidays – and this season it was pretty attractive to take two weeks off with just spending 5 vacation days. Hence, my working … [ Read more ]

UKOUG Tech18 : See you there!

It’s time for my (and our) final conference this year: UKOUG in Liverpool. Liverpool? Yeah … the city of The Reds and The Blues (and Sunday is Merseyside derby time). The city of the greatest pop band ever, the Beatles. And well, the city which has an airport you can’t really fly into. But hey, UKOUG Tech18: See you there! Hopefully, when I’ll make it 😉

But as usual, thanks to all the people involved into this great conference. I know how much work it is – and how much of your free time you put into that. Many thanks … [ Read more ]

DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talk

DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg - Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talkWell, how do I realize it is November already? When I receive my conference pass for DOAG conference. And actually when the first snow falls right on time when I plan to hit the road. Lovely! If you are coming to DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade and AutoUpgrade talk is the one you should see.

You can’t find “AutoUpgrade” in the official description? Yeah, true. I added this after the Oracle Open World presentation to get you a sense about where upgrade is going to. And beyond … 🙂

DOAG Conference 2018 in Nuernberg – Upgrade

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OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs

OOW 2018 is coming - and we'll have 4 talks and 4 labs

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs. We are excited and look forward to a very busy OOW. And those who say, OOW is marketing only, please come by to our talks and visit our labs to find out that we don’t do marketing.

OOW 2018 is coming – and we’ll have 4 talks and 4 labs

Oracle Open World 2018 will be a busy conference for us. And we are so happy to have customers talking with us in each of our 4 talks. In addition, we’ll have a Hands-On Lab every day … [ Read more ]

Improved preupgrade.jar for Oracle 12.2 and 18c

My team mates are really quick. We received an information early this week about a missing or wrong DV check in the preupgrade – and they implemented it within a day or so. The September 2018 version of the improved preupgrade.jar for Oracle 12.2 and 18c is available for download.

Improved preupgrade.jar for Oracle 12.2 and 18c

What’s new in this version:

  • It adds a recycle bin check when the autofixup for dictionary statistics is run
  • And it updates DV_AUDIT_CLEANUP  to 11.2.0.4

Improved preupgrade.jar for Oracle 12.2 and 18c

Please find the new September versions of:

  • Oracle 12.2.0.1 preupgrade.jar – build 17
    • There’s issue with “creating directories”
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Post-Conference Blues – or 5 days after POUG1018

Have you ever had a post-conference blues? This is the mood which makes you feel like sitting in a dark cage surrounded just by nothing as silence. And I’m still in post-conference blues – or 5 days after POUG2018.

Post-Conference Blues - or 5 days after POUG1018Worst post-conference blues ever?

Actually my worst post-conference blues wasn’t after POUG2018. It was after OOW15 where I had so many talks, hands-on labs, booth duty hours, customer meetings for breakfast, customer meetings for lunch, customer meetings for dinner, customer meetings for drinks after dinner, user group invitations, company event invitations … on Thursday afternoon I was sitting on … [ Read more ]

POUG – Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland

IPOUG - Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland‘m back from vacation. With 900 or so emails in my inbox. And messages on LinkedIn and Twitter, comments on the blog etc. So plenty of things to do for the next days. The event I’m really looking forward is my upcoming visit of the POUG – Pint with the Oracle User Group in Sopot, Poland. Never been there before, neither at the conference nor in Sopot. But when I called our travel provider this morning to change a hotel reservation, the very friendly lady on the phone congratulated me to visiting Sopot (and wished me good weather … … [ Read more ]

July 2018 Update, Revision, BP and PSU

Hurray, it’s patching day! I know, YOU did look forward to July 17, 2018 as it is patching day again. Last night we released the following Patches: July 2018 Update, Revision, BP and PSU.

July 2018 Update, Revision, BP and PSU

First of all, I’m doing the usual check for the alert and the risk matrix to see whether there’s are really important security patches included. For the risk matrix you’ll have to scrooooooooooolllll down quite a bit as the list of products is strictly alphabetically ordered:

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Korea and Japan visit – Recap, Thank You and Impressions!

A week ago, Roy and I returned from a 1+ week trip to Korea and Japan. It was wonderful but of course strenuous (as always). As today is a public holiday in many European countries including Germany I’d like to take the chance and write a non-technical short article about our Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You!

Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You!

I love both countries. Not only the countries, the food and the things to see, but of course the people. It’s such a pleasure to work with colleagues and customers in … [ Read more ]

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

It’s already mid of April again. One year after IOUG Collaborate 2017. And I was soooo sick last year. This time Roy will fly to Las Vegas and provide an upgrade talk and a lab. Last year for the planning we agreed that this year I would do the RMOUG conference, and Roy instead fly to Nevada. So it’s time for IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab.

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas - Upgrade Talk and Lab

IOUG Collaborate 2018 in Las Vegas – Upgrade Talk and Lab

Roy will give a Hands-On Lab about upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2 on Sunday – and … [ Read more ]

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

Roy Swonger, VP Database Upgrade and Data Pump Development, Oracle CorporationUTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah will start very soon. To be precise: They will happen on March 21-22, 2018. And this time Roy Swonger, my VP and the head of Upgrade and Data Pump Development, will speak there.

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

Roy will give two talks:

Besides Roy’s talks the organizers have put … [ Read more ]

Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen, Oslo and Dublin

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

Oracle Upgrade Meeting @SimCorp in Copenhagen

Upcoming User Group Events in Copenhagen and Oslo

Next week on Wednesday. March 7 – 16:30h there will be an event at SimCorp in Copenhagen, Denmark. And I will present two talks. There are just a few places left as Daniel Overby Hansen, Lead Developer at SimCorp, told me the other … [ Read more ]

RMOUG Training Days 2018

https://training-days-2018.rmoug.org/home

https://training-days-2018.rmoug.org/page/1299898/workshops

Feb 20, 2018 – Feb 22, 2018

Westminster/Denver, Colorado, USA

Oracle Multitenant 12.2 – More than a bunch of new features Workshop

Tuesday, February 20

9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Migrate >100 TB Databases Cross-Platform in Less Than a Day

Tuesday, February 20

Standley 2, 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2: Real-World Customer Cases

Wednesday, February 21

Standley 6, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

Find the Recap and the Slides to download here:

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Oracle Open World 2018 – Now from October 22-25, 2018

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:

Please be aware that other external web pages such as this one or this one haven’t been updated yet with the new dates. … [ Read more ]