Resolving stale links to SunSolve documentation on My Oracle Support
By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Apr 18, 2012
A couple of folks have posted comments on old blog entries complaining that they can't resolve links to old SunSolve content.
SunSolve was decommissioned as part of the integration into Oracle. Documentation which is still relevant was migrated. The URIs changed in the process. So did the document IDs.
On the basis that it's better to teach a man how to fish than to just give him a fish, here's a tip on how to do find the current links to such migrated documentation. At least, this is how I do it:
If you're looking to find the current URI for a document for which you have a stale URI such as http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-79-250526.1-1 , simply search MOS using the "core" document number in the old SunSolve URI - for example "250526" in this example. Enter this in the "Search Knowledge Base" search box.
If the document is still relevant, MOS will usually return the corresponding new Document ID. For example, in this case Document 1019995.1. The top line of the document 1019995.1 states "Migrated ID: 250526".
I've updated the Doc IDs for a number of my old blog postings. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.