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In memory of Pieter Van Puymbroeck

In Memory of Pieter van Puymbroeck

Dear Pieter,

I’m still in state of shock. When our dear friend Philippe called the other day around noon I knew suddenly that something terrible must have happened. I could hear it from Philippe’s voice immediately. Something was wrong. You passed away. Way too early. I still can’t believe it. I miss you.

I know you for many years now. Not as long as others. But long enough to call you a friend. We spent hours together at conferences where we often met. I remember so well when you arrived at breakfast at SlOUG in Portorož one morning complaining heavily

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Collection of EBS upgrade information for Oracle Database 19c

This was the question I received the most often during the Virtual Classroom web seminars last week: “Can you say something about EBS upgrades with 19c?”. And I promised to publish a blog post about it. But as I’m not an EBS expert, I can only share a Collection of EBS upgrade information for Oracle Database 19c. For all further inquiries, please open an SR or get in touch with your Oracle contact.

Recap – EBS and Oracle 19c

In September 2019, right before Oracle Open World, we announced the certification of EBS …

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AutoUpgrade and Data Guard, RAC, Restart and non-CDB to PDB

I need to bring this blog post forward about AutoUpgrade and Data Guard, RAC, Restart and non-CDB to PDB. Initially I planned to write this a bit later. But some of you had questions or were wondering why AutoUpgrade hasn’t done certain tasks. Hence, I’d like to clarify what AutoUpgrade can do, what it can’t and what you’ll have to do at the moment.

I refer to the AutoUpgrade tool as of July 2019. In later versions, one or the other restriction may be lifted. I will blog about it then as well.

AutoUpgrade and Data Guard, RAC, Restart and non-CDB to PDB

AutoUpgrade – Step-by-step

  1. The new AutoUpgrade
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When you upgrade, disable the Data Guard Broker

A customer of mine hit an issue recently when upgrading to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. They did everything correctly but received a ton of issues from the Data Guard Broker. A rule says: When you upgrade, disable the Data Guard Broker. But I can’t blame the customer as this “rule” is well hidden in the documentation.

When you upgrade, disable the Data Guard Broker

First of all, the Data Guard Broker is required if you would like to administer your databases in Oracle Cloud Control. Otherwise you can’t switchover or failover within Enterprise Manager. But once you approach a database upgrade …

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