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 Please find the new September versions of: Oracle 12.2.0.1 preupgrade.jar – build 17 Oracle 18c preupgrade.jar – build…

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. Worst 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 my bed…

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

I‘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 … no…

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: Critical Patch Update – July 2018 – Patch Advisory Risk Matrix for Oracle…

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…

Collaborate IOUG 2018 in Las Vegas

Roy will handle Collaborate / IOUG 2018 in Las Vegas this year.   Meet Roy Swonger for the Upgrade Hands On Lab and Upgrade Presentation at: 10:30 AM–11:30 AM Apr 22, 2018 Hands-On Lab: Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database 18 Location Palm C 1:15 PM–2:15 PM Apr 25, 2018 Upgrade and Migrate to Oracle Database Cloud Location Jasmine F

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 Roy will give a Hands-On Lab about upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2 on Sunday – and an…

UTOUG Training Days 2018 in Salt Lake City

UTOUG 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 Roy will give two talks: Wednesday, March 21 • 2:45pm – 3:15pm Understanding the Oracle Database Release Model and Patching Thursday, March 22 • 8:30am – 9:30am Migrate a 230+ TB Database Cross-Platform in Less Than One Day Besides Roy’s talks the organizers have put an excellent agenda together: https://utougtrainingdays2018.sched.com/…

OUGNs Vårseminar 2018

http://ougn.no/varseminar-2018/ March 8-10, 2018 My talks: Migrate a 230 TB database cross-platform in less than a day Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2 – Real World Customer Cases

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 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 day. We’ll…

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: RMOUG Training Days 2018 in Denver – Recap

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: 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. https://t.co/Dt7DMKz2Vcpic.twitter.com/SWyNtnmowO — oracleopenworld (@oracleopenworld) 22. Januar 2018 Please be aware that other external web pages such as this one or this one haven’t been updated yet with the new dates. I don’t…