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David Hueber

ODA migration challenges: Non-OMF to OMF + 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.4

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | One Comment

To do some application and performances tests, I had to copy a database from a third party Linux server to an ODA X7-2M. Looks pretty simple on the paper, but 2 small challenges came into the game. The first was that of course the source database was in Non-OMF while ODA works fully in OMF. The second was that the source database is running 11.2.0.3 which is not supported and cannot be installed on the…

 
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Franck Pachot

PDB upgrade from 12c to 18c

By | Oracle | No Comments

Oracle 18c is out, in the Oracle Cloud, and the first thing I do with a new version is testing how long it takes to upgrade a previous version PDB by unplug/plug. Faster upgrade should be the benefit of having a slim dictionary where the system objects are reduced to metadata links and data links. However, it looks like upgrading the PDB dictionary still takes the same time as upgrading the CDB$ROOT. The idea is…

 
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Jérôme Dubar

One command database upgrade on ODA

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The 12.2 finally arrived on ODA and is now available on all generations. Modern ODAs are now supporting 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 and 12.2.0.1 database engines, and these 3 versions can work together without any problem. You probably plan to upgrade some old databases to the latest engine, at least those still running on 11.2. As you may know, 11.2  is no more supported with premier support since January 2015: it’s time to think about an upgrade….

 
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Mouhamadou Diaw

Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 with dbupgrade utility

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Oracle 12.2 is released and we will have to upgrade. And in this blog we are going to talk about upgrading to oracle 12.2 using the dbupgrade utility. Of course the dbua tool is still available and can be also used. Oracle Database 12.1 introduced the Parallel Upgrade Utility, catctl.pl. This utility reduces the total amount of time it takes to perform an upgrade by loading the database dictionary in parallel, and by using multiple…

 
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Franck Pachot

12cR2: Upgrade by remote clone – workaround ORA-17630 in DBaaS

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | 2 Comments

Easier than unplug/plug, you can move pluggable databases with remote cloning. It’s the same idea but you don’t have to manage the files yourself: the are shipped through database link. However, this uses the ‘remote file protocol’ and it fails with version mismatch: ORA-17628: Oracle error 17630 returned by remote Oracle server ORA-17630: Mismatch in the remote file protocol version client server  

 
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Stephane Biehler

Upgrading to 7.2 created a new ACS. How to remove it and test it?

By | Application integration & Middleware | One Comment

I had this strange behavior that once upgraded from 6.7 to 7.2 a new ACS was created. I think it’s because the current ACS name didn’t fit the new ACS name pattern. Well it’s not a big issue to have 2 ACS configured. But in my case they pointed both to the same port and servlet so… I had to remove one. Hence, how can we know which one is used? That’s easy, just find…

 
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Franck Pachot

Question is: upgrade now to 12.1.0.2 or wait for 12.2 ?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | 8 Comments

Let’s look at Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1) 12.2.0.1 is planned for 2HCY2016 on platforms Linux x86-64, Oracle Solaris SPARC (64-bit), Oracle Solaris x86-64 (64-bit). 2HCY2016 starts next week but we can imagine that it will not be released immediately and anyway we will have to wait a few months to download the on-premise(s) version. Add another couple of months to get at least one Proactive Bundle Patch to stabilize that…

 
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