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…

Oracle Label Security (OLS) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle Label Security (OLS) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is almost as simple and straight forward as removing OWM or APEX. You can do it online without downtime. But in older releases a relink operation did cause downtime. Oracle Label Security is an extra cost option. More information is available on oracle.com. Oracle Label Security (OLS) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Oracle Label Security is dependent on Oracle Database Vault (DV). In case DV is present you must remove it first if you plan to remove Oracle Label Security. Before you start removing anything from your database please…

Oracle APEX (Application Express) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2

Oracle APEX (Application Express) clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 is fairly simple and straight forward. With the upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Oracle APEX does not get upgraded automatically anymore. If necessary you should upgrade Oracle APEX upfront of afterwards. But please do keep an eye on the APEX certification with Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 to avoid any issues: Save Upgrade Downtime – Upgrade Oracle APEX upfront Upgrade downtime credited to APEX Is your APEX version certified with your database release? Oracle APEX (Application Express) Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2 Before you start removing anything from your database please…

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…

Extended Support Fee for Oracle 11.2.0.4 waived until May 31, 2017 – Extended Support until Dec 2020

PLEASE READ THE RECENT UPDATE from Jan 27, 2017 INSTEAD: Release Dates Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-prem – Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 11.2.0.4 / 12.1.0.2 Friday, Oct 16, 2015, Oracle announced that the Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 will be waived until May 31, 2017. After this period of Waived Extendend Support, Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 will be offered until end of December 2020. This information can be found here: Oracle Software Technical Support Policies http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/057419.pdf Oracle Lifetime Support Policy http://www.oracle.com/us/support/library/lifetime-support-technology-069183.pdf Page 6: Sustaining Support column cut off as it is always infinite for these releases. Please…

Premier Support for Oracle 11.2 has ended months ago

PLEASE FIND AN UPDATED BLOG POST HERE: Release Dates Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-prem – Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 11.2.0.4 / 12.1.0.2 I have blogged many times about the End of Premier Support for Oracle Database 11.2 and the different stages and regulations for Extended Support for this release. But still I’m getting inquiries almost every day, internally and externally. Let me first point out that I’m not a rep of Oracle Support. I’m just a Product Manager with some Oracle Support background. So you’ll always have to consult our officially available documents and sources as regulations may change after…