on AIX

just released today http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html only in Enterprise Edition at the moment, and now available on HPUX, zLinux and AIX #oracle12c #db12102 is out for a bunch of platform #aix #os390 #hpux #zlinux — laurentsch (@laurentsch) November 17, 2014 This is the first and last patchset for 12cR1 #oracle is the last patch set for […]

to R1 or to R2

In the past, most of my customers skipped R1 releases. That is, 8.1.7 -> 9.2 -> 10.2 -> 11.2. SAP does the same. For the very first time SAP plans to go to + some PSU in spring 2015. But only to avoid running out of support and without any fancy feature like Multitenant […]

The new metalink interface

I just started using the New My Oracle Support User Interface It is a zero-flash interface with more capabilities than the “html” interface we used the previous years. It still provides about the same browser experience as the flash one. Have a try… according to Oracle : “it will eventually replace the Flash version” To […]

_optimizer_random_plan parameter

I was trying to find a workaround for a bug in SELECT * FROM (SELECT 2 B FROM DUAL WHERE DUMMY = ‘Y’), (SELECT 3 C FROM DUAL WHERE DUMMY LIKE ‘%’) WHERE C = B(+); B C ———- ———- 2 3 ————————————————————————— | Id | Operation | Name | Rows | Bytes | […]

my first ADR package

You got an internal error and want to create a zip of all relevant files. First, let’s generate an internal error. I found a quick way to generate an ora-600 or an ora-700 (which is a harmless ora-600 in 11g, read 737878.1) on oradeblog SQL> oradebug unit_test dbke_test dde_flow_kge_soft foo bar baz Statement processed. Now […]

I have read on Surachart Opun’s blog that is available, but also that the patchset is now a full installation. In the past, if you wanted to have or, you needed to install both the base version, or and the patchset, or Very often the patchset itself was […]

Happy New Year 2010

It is quite a while I have not posted anything of interest, I pretty apologize to my faithful readers… the reason for being offline are multiple, one of them, I cannot access my blog from my workplace yet. Ok, the last hint from my dba regarding Oracle Support : If flash really drives you nuts, […]

dealing with support

It is quite a long time I did shot the pianist in my blog… probably patience and perseverance are better than aggressive behavior, but today I have been transfixed by an answer from metalink. Sometimes the issues I submit are a bit exotic but there it was a join with one view using one function […]

future release dates of 11gR2

HPUX Itanium, Sun Sparc/x86_64, AIX –> october-december 2009 Windows, HPUX Risc –> april-june 2010 Ref: Release Schedule of Current Database Patch Sets Dates will change, keep an eye on the schedule, and do not base your business on expected dates ! Please be patient 🙂

Oracle on Mac

I just read a post from Barry Mc Gillin about apex on MacOsX. After having being using Vista for one year, I would really welcome a Mac as my next notebook. But what about Oracle Database on Mac OS X? According to otn, the latest release as of today is a deprecated 10gR1 for the […]

11g release 1 patchset 1

I just notice on Sven Blog that is available. I have recently upgraded my connection at home so it took a bit less than half an hour to download this 1.5G patchset $ wget -O p6890831_111070_Linux-x86-64.zip http://oracle-updates.oracle… –10:17:40– http://oracle-updates.oracle.com/ARUConnect/p6890831_111070_Linux-x86-64.. Resolving oracle-updates.oracle.com…, Connecting to oracle-updates.oracle.com||:80… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK […]

Software Configuration Manager

I just noticed today the Web 2.0 interface of metalink : The URL is http://csm.oracle.com, like Coftware Sonfiguration Manager (or maybe Configuration Software Manager). [edit: original name is: Configuration Support Manager] It seems nice, you can customize the portal with drag and drop, their is a blog too http://blogs.oracle.com/supportportal and a feedback button I am […]

11g certification matrix

as of today, 24-AUG-2007, here is the certification matrix for Linux x86 OS Product Status SLES-10 11g Certified Red Hat Enterprise AS/ES 5 11g Certified Red Hat Enterprise AS/ES 4 11g Certified Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 11g Certified Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 11g Certified