Upgrade and Migration – Office Hours – Feb 21, 2018

Sign up for our first Upgrade and Migration Office Hours Session on February 21, 2018:

https://asktom.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=100:551:::NO:551:P551_CLASS_ID:3201:

Time:

UTC 02:00 PM February 21 2018
US/Eastern 09:00 AM February 21 2018
Asia/Hong_Kong 10:00 PM February 21 2018
Australia/Sydney 01:00 AM February 22 2018
Asia/Calcutta 07:30 PM February 21 2018
Europe/London 02:00 PM February 21 2018
Europe/Berlin 03:00 PM February 21 2018
US/Pacific 06:00 AM February 21 2018

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Multiple Hops – Which should be the intermediate release?

Multiple Hop Oracle Database UpgradesThis is a topic which doesn’t come up very often. But if it does come up from time to time, and the documentation may give you advice – but as I realized – it does not always give the best advice. When you have to do multiple hops – which should be your intermediate release?… [Read More]

Database Upgrade and TDE – Things to Know

Transparent Data Encryption is an excellent and very useful Oracle database feature. In this blog post I will show and highlight Database Upgrade and TDE – Things to Know.

Enabling Tablespace Encryption with TDE

For a simple example I use our Hands-On Lab and the UPGR database (Oracle 11.2.0.4) and the listener declarations in the 12.2 $ORACLE_HOME.… [Read More]

Minimum Supported Version for Database Upgrades

This question comes up very often: What is the minimum supported version for database upgrades? Or a question I received today: “I have an Oracle 10.2.0.4 database, can I upgrade directly to Oracle 11.2.0.4?”

Usually I have to dig into my old slides from the past to give a definite answer.… [Read More]

Swiss Mobiliar Boosts Performance by Upgrading its Oracle Databases

Swiss Mobiliar Boosts Performance by Upgrading its Oracle Databases

You may have read already some stories about our successful collaboration with Switzerland’s most trusted insurer, Swiss Mobiliar Insurance on this blog. But today I can add an official reference story in 3 languages about how Swiss Mobiliar Boosts Performance by Upgrading its Oracle Databases.

Reference Story: Mobiliar’s Upgrade Project

And I’m very excited to link the official reference story about Mobiliar’s Upgrade and Multitenant project available in 3 languages:

Congratulations to the Team

Congratulations to a fantastic team at Swiss Mobiliar.… [Read More]

Cloning a PDB from Oracle 12.1 to Oracle 12.2

Is cloning a PDB from Oracle 12.1 to Oracle 12.2 possible?

A colleague raised this question recently. And a customer did ask me the same question a few days before at a user group conference. There are several ways to move a PDB from Oracle 12.1. to 12.2. But the documentation does not say explicitly if you can do a cloning operation between Oracle 12.1 and 12.2.[Read More]