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The not so AutoUpgrade (Oracle AutoUpgrade in Windows)

Intro First, before anyone starts sending me print screens about their successful AutoUpgrade, or flexing about how… Read more

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My Vagrant fork of Oracle Fleet Patching and Provisioning (FPP)

Intro I have been asked to read about Oracle database fleet management at work but the turnoff was that it relied entirely… Read more

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Convert Local Listeners to Oracle Grid Managed Listeners

Intro One of the advantages of Oracle Grid Infrastructure is to restart all managed resources (Databases, ASM, Listeners…etc.) … Read more

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Migrate and Upgrade Oracle Database 12.1 on Windows to 12.2 on Linux Using Oracle Data Guard with Mixed Versions

My customer needed to migrate and upgrade Oracle Databases from 12.1.0.2 on Windows to 12.2.0.1 on Linux with minimum… Read more

How to avoid the known issues with upgrading Oracle Database Appliance to 18.3

How to avoid the known issues with upgrading Oracle Database Appliance to 18.3

Recently, when I worked on upgrading ODA X7-2 S/M/L from version 12.2.1.4.0 to version 18.3.0.0.0. I hit two known issues… Read more

Good options for a hybrid cloud: Oracle OCI and Azure Inter-Cloud Link

Good options for a hybrid cloud: Oracle OCI and Azure Inter-Cloud Link

Not long ago, Oracle and Microsoft announced a new level of cooperation in the public cloud interlinking their clouds and… Read more