OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Time flies – and the OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil is over for me. I’m back home.

OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

But Id like to thank many people. It was an awesome tour again. I participated for the forth time. And I learned a lot again.… [Read More]

New version of preupgrade.jar (build 5) is available

There’s a new and improved version of the preupgrade.jar (build 5 – May 2017) available for download from MyOracle Support:

The same note will get you access also to the most recent builds of preupgrd.sql for upgrades to Oracle Database 12.1 and utlu112i.sql for the unlikely event you’ll have to upgrade a database to Oracle 11.2.0.4.… [Read More]

Use the correct download to patch APEX from 5.1.0 to 5.1.1

When you plan to upgrade Oracle Application Express (APEX) from version 5.1.0 to 5.1.1 please be aware to download a patch from MOS instead the 5.1.1 version from OTN.

The text on the OTN page is a bit misleading – and a customer I work with downloaded the wrong version which led to a failed upgrade – even though the scripts seem to be made for this patch upgrade.… [Read More]

Download Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 or older versions from the Oracle Software Cloud

I did blog a few weeks back about the download of older versions of the Oracle Database as OTN offers you only the most recent ones.

In case you miss the downloads of Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 on OTN

Looked pretty simply, huh?

Well, here’s quick “how to” to access older Oracle Software downloads from eDelivery aka Oracle Software Cloud.… [Read More]

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for Windows available

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for MS Windows is available as of today for download.

Oracle OTN - Download Oracle Database 12.2

Download it from:

The 64bit and 32bit clients are downloadable as well – click on the “See All” link and scroll down a bit on OTN.

For future dates and other platforms please see MOS Release Schedule 742060.1 .… [Read More]

In case you miss the downloads of Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 on OTN

Somebody asked me the other day why the download options for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 for Linux and Solaris  disappeared from OTN?

The same will happen with the other platforms as soon as Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 is available on-premises for them as well.

You can always download Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 and previous releases from:

If you can’t locate the older release you are looking for please see this blog post I did in addition:

Download Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 or older versions from the Oracle Software Cloud

–Mike… [Read More]

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises is now available, too

Yep – it’s available … Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises is available for download now not only on Exadata and SuperCluster but on Linux x86-64, SPARC and Intel Solaris. For other platform plans please see MOS Note:742060.1.

–Mike… [Read More]