This blog post title sounds a bit weird, doesn’t it? Oracle 184.108.40.206 RESTART: Make sure you’ve patched your Oracle 220.127.116.11 homes. Why the heck should you patch your 18.104.22.168 database homes upfront?
Oracle 22.214.171.124 RESTART: Make sure you’ve patched your Oracle 126.96.36.199 homes
Well, there’s an interesting issue happening. When you work with Oracle Grid Infrastructure, no matter if you operate a cluster or “just” use Oracle Restart, you’ll have to upgrade GI to Oracle 12.2 first before you can manage 12.2 databases with it.… [Read More]
Very good news for all customers using Oracle RESTART:
The Oracle RESTART deprecation announcement got withdrawn.
I have blogged in the past several times about Oracle RESTART of course either regarding upgrade, downgrade and patching:
And one of the customers I work with for quite a while, Swiss Mobiliar Insurance uses Oracle RESTART for all their Oracle Database environments:
The question all customers I deal with who use Oracle RESTART: How long will Oracle support it?… [Read More]
In my previous blog post I did showcase how to restart a failed database upgrade on the command line before Oracle Database 12c, with Oracle Database 12.1.0.x and with the new Oracle Database 12.2.0.x:
Restarting a failed Database Upgrade with catctl.pl
Here I’d like to show the new capability of the Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) to restart an upgrade, a functionality the DBUA was missing until now.… [Read More]
Never used or heard about ORAchk? Then it’s time to give it a try!
ORAchk 188.8.131.52.3 has now be released. ORAchk 184.108.40.206.3 has so many great features, especially more than 50 new health checks, OL7 Support – and is now aware of Oracle Restart environments.
New features include:
- Linux on System Z (RHEL 6, RHEL 7, SuSE 12)
- Oracle Enterprise Linux 7
- Single Instance ASM Checks
- Upgrade Validation checks for 220.127.116.11
- Enhanced Golden Gate Checks
- Enterprise Manager Agent Checks
- Enhanced Reporting to highlight checks that ORAchk cannot gain
full visibility for
(checks that require manual validation)
- Improved health Score Calculation (you can now hit 100%)
- Over 50 new health checks
- Bug Fixes
Download the most recent version via MOS Note:1268927.1.… [Read More]
Can you downgrade your Oracle Restart installation from Oracle 12c back to Oracle 11g?
Actually there’s no real direct downgrade supported for Oracle Restart. But of course there’s a way to do it.
Basically it is:
- Deconfigure Oracle Restart in 12c
- Configure Oracle Restart in 11g
But wait a minute.… [Read More]