Tag: patching

Cleaning up PID files when Oracle GRID/RAC upgrades and patches fail

Unfortunately is it not all that unusual for a patch or upgrade to Oracle Grid or RAC to fail, requiring a rollback. Frequently when that is necessary, the rollback actions then also fail. The reason for the rollback failure is…

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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 so…

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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 a…

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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 it…

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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    3.4/ Patching the Grid Infrastructure 3.4.0 – Information Patching a node takes around 30 – 45 minutes You have…

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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 done…

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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 Bundles)…

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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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