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Oracle Database 12.2

Oracle Database 12.2

Non-CDB still exists in Oracle Database 12.2.

  I received a question from 3 different colleagues in the past week: "Does Oracle Database 12.2 still allow us to create non-CDB databases?" And as I get this...

  I received a question from 3 different colleagues in the past week: "Does Oracle Database 12.2 still allow us to create non-CDB databases?" And as I get this question at every customer-facing workshop these days as well before being able to talk about Single/Multitenant - I think it is important to clarify it. . Is the non-CDB architecture still available and supported in Oracle Database 12.2? I did blog about it a while ago - but Google is not always your friend to direct...

Oracle Database 12.2

Oracle Database 12.2 - Lifetime Support Policy updated

The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy brochure for tech products has been updated now as well in order to reflect the addition and availability of Oracle Database...

The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy brochure for tech products has been updated now as well in order to reflect the addition and availability of Oracle Database 12.2 on-premises: Lifetime Support Policy - Oracle technology products Please note that this table and the brochure never makes a distinction between patch sets and base releases. For instance, the line talking about Oracle 11.2 does not say that Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 is out of any bug fixing support since Aug 27,...

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Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises is now available, too

Yep - it's available ... Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises is available for download now not only on Exadata and SuperCluster but on Linux x86-64, SPARC and...

Yep - it's available ... Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises is available for download now not only on Exadata and SuperCluster but on Linux x86-64, SPARC and Intel Solaris. For other platform plans please see MOS Note:742060.1. Oracle Software Delivery Cloud OTN Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1.0) - Standard Edition 2 and Enterprise Edition Linux x86-64 File 1  (3.2 GB)  See All Oracle Solaris (SPARC systems, 64-bit) File 1  (3.1 GB)  See All Oracle Solaris (x86...

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Client Certification for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2/12.2.0.1

I've received a question about client certification for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 the other day.And this reminded me on this very helpful MOS Note: MOS Note:...

I've received a question about client certification for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 the other day.And this reminded me on this very helpful MOS Note: MOS Note: 207303.1Client / Server Interoperability Support Matrix for Different Oracle Versions  It spans the client interoperability back to the Oracle 9.2 days and is a very helpful resource. And don't forget that sometimes client software may need a patch as well. A customer I exchange emails with on a regular basis just...

Oracle Database 12.2

Oracle Database 12.2 for Exadata/SuperCluster available

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises for Exadata and SuperCluster is now available for download from Oracle eDelivery/SoftwareCloud. Connect to eDelivery and...

Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises for Exadata and SuperCluster is now available for download from Oracle eDelivery/SoftwareCloud. Connect to eDelivery and login: Search for: "Oracle Database" and mark "Oracle Database Enterprise Edition ..." . Click on "Select Platforms" and select "Linux x86-64", then hit "Continue": . Once you accepted the license agreement you'll be able to download the software: . Please be aware that the software can be installed on Oracle Exadata and...

Oracle Database 12.2

Release Dates Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-prem - Extended Support Waiving for Oracle 11.2.0.4 / 12.1.0.2

Yesterday night the most important MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with the planned release date for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises.  In addition the dates...

Yesterday night the most important MOS Note:742060.1 got updated with the planned release date for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 on-premises.  In addition the dates for Waived Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2 got extended as well. Please see: MOS Note: 742060.1:Release Schedule of Current Database Releases In summary: Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for Exadata and SuperCluster is supposed to be released soon. Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 for Intel Linux x86 and...

Oracle Database 12.2

Restarting a failed Database Upgrade with DBUA 12.2

In my previous blog post I did showcase how to restart a failed database upgrade on the command line before Oracle Database 12c, with Oracle Database 12.1.0.x...

In my previous blog post I did showcase how to restart a failed database upgrade on the command line before Oracle Database 12c, with Oracle Database 12.1.0.x and with the new Oracle Database 12.2.0.x: Restarting a failed Database Upgrade with catctl.pl(Upgrade Blog - Jan 24, 2017) Here I'd like to show the new capability of the Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) to restart an upgrade, a functionality the DBUA was missing until now. Please note that you can always go back to...

Oracle Database 12.2

Restarting a failed Database Upgrade with catctl.pl

What if ... What if a database upgrade fails in between? First of all you should have enabled one of the common protections for issues happening during an...

What if ... What if a database upgrade fails in between? First of all you should have enabled one of the common protections for issues happening during an upgrade: Guaranteed Restore Point to Flashback Database Restore an RMAN Online Backup Restore a partial Offline Backup See our slide's Fallback section for further details. But actually there are ways to restart the upgrade without the need to fallback in case of a non-destructive incident such as running out of archivelog...

Oracle Database 12.2

Default Changes SPFILE Parameters - Oracle 12.2

Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 - part 4 of the series: New SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Obsolete SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database...

Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 - part 4 of the series: New SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Obsolete SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Deprecated SPFILE Parameters in Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 Default SPFILE Parameter changes between Oracle Database 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.2 and 12.2.0.1 Roy and I did a comparison between default parameter settings in Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 vs Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 vs Oracle Database 12.2.0.1. And some changes...

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