Tag: upgrade

18c–If you can’t wait

You’ve seen the tweet !! but perhaps the accompanying blog post has tempered your enthusiasm You might be thinking: “I’m not on Exadata – how can I play with 18c?” Well, there is still a way to get ahead of the game and skill…

Oracle Database 18c

Yup…it’s arrived! New name obviously, because we’ve jumped to our new naming model to align with the calendar year as opposed to version number.  You might be thinking “So what?” but it’s a significant change in the way we getting software to customer.  Mike…

Upgrade with no effort

We all know what upgrades mean.  Installation…Configuration…Patching…Testing…Deployment…Change approvals…Meetings…Long hours…Perhaps pulling an “overnighter” but hopefully never having to enact the dreaded “Backout Plan”. Or…. that stuff can “just happen” without you worrying about it at all!  I logged on to my Exadata Cloud Express database…

Apex upgrade 4.2 to 5.0.2

Just a quick note for anyone upgrading Apex on their systems. The installation (into a non-multitenant 12.1.0.2 instance) went through with no problems, but tracing the installation suggests it will flush the shared pool 6 times during installation/upgrade. That might have some impact on…

Virtualbox 5.0

I like it when stuff just “works”. I’ve been using Virtual Box 4 for a long time now, and since my needs are relatively simple (ie, run a VM!) then I’ve not had any great cause to move to version 5.  But today I…

Upgraded and can’t see the tables you could before ?

If you take a look at the “alter user” command in the old 9i documentation, you’ll see this: DEFAULT ROLE Clause Specify the roles granted by default to the user at logon. This clause can contain only roles that have been granted directly to…

Cross-platform database migration

Last weekend, we faced one of the larger challenges that we’ve faced in my time at my current client.  Migrate multiple database systems, across multiples sites, all to new hardware (with new endian format), new database version (12.1.0.2)…and of course, try to do it…