The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle 18.104.22.168 is available
Just in case the port you are looking for is not available right now please see the ETA dates in the link below.
Details of the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory
Find the General Information about the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
Find the Risk Matrix for the July 2017 Critical Patch Advisory here:
The details about the Database are included in this document:
MOS Note: 2261562.1 – Patch Set Update and Critical Patch Update July 2017 Availability Document
Please find the “Missing patches” in section 2.2 with proposed ETA dates.… [Read More]
Well, in my new role as unofficial Junior Product Manager for Patching (just kidding) I get asked once a day (at least!) via email or in customer meetings or workshops: Should we take the PSUs or the BPs? Or RUs or RURs?
Addition: I updated the blog post due to the arrival of the RUs and RURs in Oracle Database 22.214.171.124.Changes are marked in orange.… [Read More]
At the DOAG Conference in November in Nürnberg in November 2016 a customer asked me right after my talk about “Upgrade to Oracle Database 12.2. – Live and Uncensored” why the DBA_REGISTRY_HISTORY does not get updated when he applies a Bundle Patch and follows all instructions including the “./datapatch -verbose” call.… [Read More]
Last night the July 2016 patches got released
Not all of them actually. In case you miss AIX, Intel Solaris and zLinux versions those should be available by Friday, July 22, 2016.
See the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory July 2016 for further details, and especially the Database announcement on MOS.… [Read More]
Hurray, it’s Patching Day!
Sounds a bit like D-Day 😉 But April 19, 2016 the most recent April PSUs (Patch Set Updates) and BPs (Bundle Patches) got released.
Find all the necessary information with the below links:
The important change in the April PSU/BP release:
The database patch for “Engineered Systems and Database In-Memory 126.96.36.199” luckily got renamed into “Proactive Bundle Patch 188.8.131.52”.… [Read More]
October 14, 2014 Oracle released a new Patch Set Update. And as usual we strongly recommend that you’ll apply it as soon as possible to your databases.
There’s one fix for JAVA in it which requires to either take the database down or do some other actions.… [Read More]