OEM 10gR3 is out!

emgrid is not the second patchset of 10gR2, it is Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control Release 3. Well, it is still called a patch set and must be applied to or But it is a new release ! You can download the soft and the doc on otn http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/oem/index.html Out of the… Continue reading OEM 10gR3 is out!

Critical Patch Update

The critical patch update for january is released. However, not for every version. Already in CPU Oct 2006, many versions were delayed. The release date of 10gR1 Tru64 for example was Nov 15, but the note has not been updated for months. Linux was released so late (29 Dec), that the CPU2006OCT-9208 is considered… Continue reading Critical Patch Update

8.1.7 desupport exceptions

In the Critical Patch Update 2007 January Pre-Release Announcement, you may wonder why there is a CPU patch. The reason is, Oracle is still supported for some application supported by Oracle like Siebel, E-Business and Clinical. Have a look at Metalink Note 148054.1

Fit for RAC

I will be speaking tomorrow in German and Wednesday in English in Credit Suisse Bank. The workshop is about the differences between single instance and RAC Some of them : architecture, availability, scalability, manageability, skills required, price. I will talk also about the operational aspects, upgrade, dictionary, parameter file.

To exp or to expdp?

While browsing on the support/desupport notice, I find out that exp is going to be desupported in 10gR2. Metalink Note 345187.1 The original import will still be supported for upgrade from older releases. For upgrade to newer releases (11g,12g), use expdp.

Oracle 9iR2 desupport

How long is Oracle 9iR2/10g going to be supported? Infinitely! Metalink updated the upcoming desupport advisory. For 8iR3, you had something like : Error Correction Support (ECS): 31-DEC-2004 Extended Support (ES): 31-DEC-2007 Extended Maintenance Support (EMS): 31-DEC-2006 Now for 9iR2, 10gR1, 10gR2, you have this : Release GA Date Premier Extended Sustaining Support Support Support… Continue reading Oracle 9iR2 desupport

Oracle Magazine January-February 2007

Check the oracle magazine on otn.oracle.com/oramag In the peer-to-peer, you can read more about 3 Oracle Aces, Steve Karam, Nicolas Gasparotto, Dave Moore. In the technology columns, three more aces talk about Oracle technlogies. Steven Feuerstein about The Right Place for PL/SQL, Arup Nanda about Recover in a Flash, and Tom Kyte about On Top-n… Continue reading Oracle Magazine January-February 2007

Welcome to the Oracle Database 11g Release 1 Beta Program!

Today is a good day, I have been accepted to the beta program and will be able to download 11gR1 beta 4 shortly. There is a Confidential Disclosure Agreement, so do not expect to read more on 11g here before the production release. My blog articles about 11g in OpenWorld 2006: 11g New Features 11g… Continue reading Welcome to the Oracle Database 11g Release 1 Beta Program!

I successfully installed 10gR2 patchset 2 on my notebook : SQL> select ACTION,VERSION,COMMENTS from registry$history; ACTION VERSION COMMENTS ——- ———- —————————— CPU CPUOct2006 UPGRADE Upgraded from SQL> select COMP_NAME,VERSION,STATUS from dba_registry; COMP_NAME VERSION STATUS ———————————– ———- ———– Oracle Expression Filter VALID Oracle Database Catalog Views VALID Oracle Database Packages and… Continue reading

Toad 9 is available

In the Metreon Theater, Quest announced toad 9. Steven Feuerstein presented one feature : Unit Testing in TOAD. Go to http://www.toadworld.com, unless you are a vi man

winzip 11 beta

a new major release of the famous compression utility for windows is available as a beta http://www.winzip.com/betawz.cgi Better compression, RAR+Bzip formats extraction and more

apply CPUOct2006

I downloaded the CPUOct2006 patch for and applied it successfully to my database. SQL> select action,id,comments from dba_registry_history; ACTION ID COMMENTS —— ———- ———- CPU 5490848 CPUOct2006 in the logfile, apart from a few ignorable ORA-02303: cannot drop or replace a type with type or table dependents errors, everything went fine. Applying the security… Continue reading apply CPUOct2006

Patchset is out for a few plateform. I am quite surprised it did not come out on Solaris 32bits first, as I expected, but rather on the following Microsoft Windows 32bits Microsoft Windows 64bits Linux Itanium Linux x86_64 HP UX PA-RISC IBM AIX5L IBM z/OS (OS 390) This is the terminal release of 9iR2

OTN forums new release

I read forums.oracle.com frequently. I have read and answered thousands of questions there. Those days, they launched a new release, I do not know what the improvements are, but it is fairly unstable. Well, it has been worst in the past, but I keep getting We’re sorry, the server encountered an unexpected condition and timetouts… Continue reading OTN forums new release

cpu july 2006

I successfully applied patch 5225799 on my notebook SQL> select action,version,id,comments from dba_registry_history; ACTION VERSION ID COMMENTS —— ———- ——– ———- CPU 5225799 CPUJul2006

oracle magazine

I just received my Oracle Magazine yesterday. Blair Campbell from Oracle published my interview in the peer-to-peer columns. Go to otn.oracle.com/oramag

oracle secure backup is out

Oracle Secure Backup is out. It enables the use encryption of backup on tapes, it can help you to save on media library costs (no need from a media manager any more). Well, I am curious how many customer will take the challenge to migrate from tivoli or netbackup to oracle secure backup…

solaris x86-64 is out

Oracle Release a solaris release for the intel/amd 64bits platform. This is the first release ever from oracle on solaris x86-64. Download Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( for Solaris Operating System (x86-64) now

isqlplus and sqlplusw desupport

isqlplus and sqlplusw (gui sqlplus windows) will be desupported in 2010. Read Note 359855.1 and Note 359859.1 on Metalink. Oracle recommends migrating to Raptor (SQLDeveloper) or to Application Express (HTMLDB) or command line sqlplus. Oracle Support apparently does not know that Raptor changed name before going to production, well, names change so often, it is… Continue reading isqlplus and sqlplusw desupport

10gR2 patchset 1

the patchset 1 of database 10gR2 is available on AIX, HPUX, Solaris, Linux and Windows yet. download patch 4547817 on metalink As a habit of changing name of everything, the catpatch sql script has been renamed to catupgrd

grid control release 2

I am waiting for eomgc 10gR2 for AIX so I check the download page often. Instead of adding new plateforms, I notice they just removed Solaris ! Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 2 ( for Solaris Operating System (SPARC) google cache