Why is the October Patch Bundle from July?

Strange blog headline, isn’t it? Intentionally. Peter Lehmann mailed me a question – and asked more or less: Why is the October Patch Bundle from July? Sounds strange? It is strange … Strange notation Peter wanted to download the most recent patch bundle for Grid Infrastructure from October. And he found patch 28507693: But he was wondering about the headline having the date of October 18, 2018 together with JUL 2018. How does this make sense?? Flashback When you flash back to the day when we introduced “Updates” (RU) and “Revisions” (RUR) you may remember that we release quarterly “Updates”…

DMU – Tips and Tricks – Migration Assistant for Unicode

Please find previous posts about the Data Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) here: We included the DMU into our slide deck a while ago: Upgrade, Migrate & Consolidate to Oracle Database 12c . Migrating to Unicode? Get DMU 2.1! Since Roy and I subscribed to the Hot Topics support email we’ll find a very helpful note none of us was aware of almost every second day. One of these recent finds is: MOS Note:2018250.1 Tips and Known Issues – Database Migration Assistant for Unicode (DMU) 2.1 For those who have never heard of the DMU before you’ll find a very…