Tag: patching

How to Patch an Exadata (Part 6) – Timing

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     6: Timing Now that we know how to patch every component and the different options available to do…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 5) – Troubleshooting

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     5: Troubleshooting In this post I’ll be sharing a few issues that we faced and sorted out. From…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 4) – The Rollback Procedure

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6     4: The Rollback Procedure You will most likely never need to rollback any patch on an Exadata but…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 3) – Grid and Database OH Patching

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 2) – Cells, IB and DB Servers

Quick links to Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5 / Part 6 3: The patching procedure 3.1 Patching the Cells (aka Storage Servers)     3.1.0 – Information All actions must be…

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How to Patch an Exadata (Part 1) – Introduction and Prerequisites

Once you have installed your new Exadata machine will come a time where you’ll be asked : “shouldn’t we patch the Exadata” ? And the answer is “yes, definitely“.   Indeed, Oracle releases huges (~ 10 GB) “Quarterly Full Stack” patches (aka…

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To apply or not to apply that Cumulative Update (CU)

Chris Presley, Solutions Architect at Pythian, discusses the pros and cons of applying Cumulative Updates on SQL Server.

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Patching Fun: GI and Database Patches

So, it has been some time since I have patched a database. Patching seemed necessary in a 12c database used for testing, as it was having some crashing issues. As the database and GI home were both un-patched, it seemed worthwhile to…

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Weblogic patch rollback issues in Oracle EBS R12.2

When you try to rollback a weblogic patch in Oracle EBS R12.2, you might run into issues similar to below: $ ./bsu.sh -remove -patchlist=YIJF -prod_dir=/u01/install/VISION/fs2/FMW_Home/wlserver_10.3 -verbose Checking for conflicts.. No conflict(s) detected Starting removal of Patch ID: YIJF Restoring /d1/V1223B5B/fs1/FMW_Home/modules/com.bea.core.datasource6.binding_1.10.0.0.jar…

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Oracle Database 12c Patching: DBMS_QOPATCH, OPATCH_XML_INV, and datapatch

Background Oracle Database 12c brings us many new features including: the long needed ability to run OPatch and query the patch software installed in the Oracle Home programatically through SQL using the new DBMS_QOPATCH package. If you’re a DBA working…

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