Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c

While I was writing the blog post about Creating CDBs and non-CDBs with less options I realized that Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c – but I haven’t mentioned this here yet. Oracle Multimedia is deprecated in Oracle 18c Oracle Multimedia was called Oracle Intermedia a long time ago when we introduced it back in the Oracle 8i days. I don’t know how many people really used it, but it is part of a standard installation if you didn’t explicitly turned it off or deinstalled it. And from Oracle 18c on, Oracle Multimedia is deprecated. Meaning, it won’t develop…

XDB Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

XDB Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 will apply to Oracle Database 11.2.0.x only as XDB became a mandatory component since Oracle Database 12.1.0.1. You can’t have an Oracle 12c database without XDB. Therefore the following blog post won’t explain how to clean up XDB from an Oracle 12c database. It explains only briefly the case before Oracle Database 12c. XDB Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Oracle XML DB provides full support for all of the key XML standards, including XML, Namespaces, DOM, XQuery, SQL/XML and XSLT. By providing full support for XML standards, Oracle XML DB supports native…

JAVAVM and XML Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

JAVAVM and XML clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is a tough topic. Many have suffered from the rolling patch upgrade issues with the OJVM (Oracle Java Virtual Machine) even though most of the issues have been cured with the recent patches. Please see my previous blog posts starting here: The OJVM Saga – and how to solve it (Part 1) – Sep 5, 2016 OJVM and Standby-First Patching – Aug 8, 2016 OJVM Removal – Jun 22, 2015 And please see also this very important MOS Note: 2217053.1 – RAC Rolling Install Process for the “Oracle JavaVM Component Database…

Enterprise Manager (EM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Enterprise Manager (EM) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is targeting Enterprise Manager Database Control only. EM DB Control does not exist anymore since Oracle Database 12c and got replaced by EM Express, a light-weight EM. Enterprise Manager (EM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 As Enterprise Manager Database Control gets replaced by EM Express since Oracle Database 12.1.0.1 its repository must be removed when upgrading to Oracle Database 12c or later. The following MOS Notes offer plenty of information: MOS Note: 278100.1 – How To Drop, Create And Recreate the Database Control (DB Control) Release 10g +11g MOS Note:…

Expression Filter and Rules Manager (EXF, RUL) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Expression Filter and Rules Manager (EXF, RUL) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is very simple and straight forward. One script, and several seconds later EXF and RUL are cleaned up. Both options require JAVA to be installed into the database. But their removal doesn’t do anything to JAVA. Expression Filter and Rules Manager (EXF, RUL) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Expression Filter and Rules Manager are obsolete since Oracle Database 12c. You’ll find the official statement in MOS Note: 1233535.1 – Obsolescence Notice: Rules Manager and Expression Filter Features of Oracle Database. Before you start removing anything…

Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is very simple and straight forward. There’s only one script to execute. And it completes flawless and does not require any workarounds. Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 The Oracle Warehouse Builder actually does come automatically installed until Oracle Database 11.2. OWB is a data warehousing-centered data integration solution. It got replaced by ODI in later released.For more information on OWB click here. You may have to license certain parts of OWB. According to Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder Statement of Direction (First Published…

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is not complicated especially as the removal script checks for the usage of the option first.   Oracle Multimedia (ORDIM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Please be aware that Oracle Spatial (SDO) depends on Oracle Multimedia. Therefore, when you remove Oracle Multimedia then Oracle Spatial will be removed as well. Oracle Multimedia was called “Intermedia” in earlier releases. It integrates multimedia data with enterprise information stored in Oracle Database. Multimedia data can be stored, managed and retrieved with SQL, PL/SQL and Java in the same way as standard relational data….

Oracle Text (CONTEXT) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Text (CONTEXT) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is an interesting topic. A removal script exists but some additional tasks may be necessary depending on the database release. Oracle Text (CONTEXT) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Oracle Text (formerly known as Context Option) is a excellent feature a lot of people using actively. You can access all the necessary resources on OTN. Oracle Text uses standard SQL to index, search, and analyze text and documents stored in the Oracle database, in files, and on the web. Oracle Text can perform linguistic analysis on documents, as well as search…

Oracle Spatial (SDO) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Spatial (SDO) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is mostly straight forward. You can do it with the database up and running in Oracle Database 12c. Nevertheless it is very important that you check beforehand if Spatial and/or Graph are in use. Oracle Spatial (SDO) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Oracle Spatial (formerly known as Spatial Data Option) and Graph are great features of the Oracle Database. You can find out more about it with this White Paper. And I had the pleasure of attending a Graph presentation of my PM colleague Hans Viehmann – I was very…

Oracle Workspace Manager (OWM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

I have blogged about Oracle Workspace Manager (OWM) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 just a few weeks ago: https://mikedietrichde.com/2017/06/28/uninstalling-owm-from-a-multitenant-container-database/ Yet I didn’t cover all currently supported releases from Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. Therefore as part of my “Clean Up” blog series I will repeat myself just a bit but in a consistent format. Oracle Workspace Manager (OWM) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Before you start removing anything from your database please make sure you read my introductory blog post about how to Remove and Clean Up Components from Oracle 11.2 – 12.2 . You’ll find…

Remove and Clean Up Components from Oracle Database 11.2 – 12.2

I will start a series of blog posts on how to remove and clean up components from Oracle Database 11.2 – 12.2. Precaution This series of blog posts is not meant to recommend the removal of any options from an Oracle Database. It is not meant to create any sort of negativeness on any of the components or options. It’s is only meant to give you some advice and guideline in the case you’ll need to remove something. The OUI (Oracle Universal Installer) installed everything on disk – and there’s a very good reason to do this. The purpose of…

DROP PLUGGABLE DATABASE – things you need to know

Directly after my DOAG (German Oracle User Group) Conference presentation about “How Single-/Multitenant will change a DBA’s life” Martin Bach (Enkitec) approached me and told me about his experiences with the DROP PLUGGABLE DATABASE command and future recoverability. Martin discovered that once you issued the DROP PLUGGABLE DATABASE command you can’t reuse a previously taken backup of this particular PDB anymore and recover the PDB into this existing CDB. I wasn’t aware of this and I’m glad that Martin told me about it. Actually only the meta information in the controlfile or the RMAN catalog will be deleted. But archive…