Learn how to upgrade your database and keep the data guard setup intact.
Come join my talk on upgrading to Oracle Database 19c.
Even huge databases can be migrated to the cloud with little downtime – even if you go across endian format. And you can even implicitly upgrade the database and convert to a PDB.
If you store the keystore password in the Secure External Password Store, you don’t have to type it in cleartext ever again.
You get much more functionality when using Local Undo in your CDB. Let AutoUpgrade enable it for you!
Get the slides from the webinar “Move to the Cloud – not only for techies”. Also, you can find the missing part on transportable tablespaces, and information about a recording.
We did a webinar today on Migration Strategies – Tips and Tricks and Insights and Secrets. Here is a wrap-up and link to the slides.
In mid-October you can join our two webinars on database migration. One of them is exclusively about cloud migration – for techies only.
If you are using the classic Preupgrade tool (preupgrade.jar) be sure to put it in the right place.
TDE Tablespace Encryption is a must-have in the cloud and something that most of us have to learn. I recently gave a presentation on the basics and what you will need to learn to survive in the cloud.
With AutoUpgrade it is easy to gather fixed objects statistics a number of days after the actual database upgrade. Just like it is recommended.
Often, re-gathering fixed objects statistics are one of those post-upgrade tasks that is forgotten – or completed in a wrong way. Here’s a quick way to avoid that.
If your 22.214.171.124 VM DB System is sensitive to downtime, you can use incremental backups to your advantage when you need to upgrade and convert to PDB.
Learn how to upgrade an 126.96.36.199 VM DB System to 19c. It also involves conversion from non-CDB architecture to a pluggable database. And it works for Standard Edition as well.
How fast can you transfer data between VM DB Systems? In some situations when upgrading on VM DB Systems you must move data between systems.
Using Zero Downtime Migration (ZDM) you can migrate from a regular system to Exadata DB System (ExaCS) and you can convert from single instance to RAC at the same time. And it is just as easy as any other ZDM migration.
The scripts glogin.sql and login.sql might kill your upgrade. Learn why and how to avoid.
It is a little mix and match of all my notes that didn’t make it into the previous blog posts, but are still too good to go.
Let the fun begin. It’s time to migrate a database using ZDM – with zero downtime, of course.
The third post in the series shows you how to install and configure the ZDM service host
This post shows you how to prepare your source database and how to create a target database in OCI
Zero Downtime Migration is a cool and free tool that you can use to migrate into OCI. This blog post introduces the tool and gives you a good overview of the process and all the details.
SQLcl is the modern CLI for Oracle Database and it offers a ton of cool features and productivity boosts. Yet, still a lot of users are stuck in the last millennium aka SQL*Plus.
What will you do if things go south? On a VM DB System in OCI you can’t do a database downgrade unless you make special preparations in the new release CDB. In this post I will discuss why it is so, and what you can do to have the option of downgrading.
In this blog post I will show you how to upgrade a 188.8.131.52 PDB to 19c when it is running in a VM DB System. I have a PDB called SALES and it is running Standard Edition 2 (yes, this procedure works for Standard Edition 2 as well). In a previous blog post I went over the restrictions that apply to VM DB System and having those in mind I can create a high-level plan for the upgrade
This is the first post in a series on the entry-level database system in OCI – being Virtual Machine DB System (VM DB System). You don’t get the same specs as with Exadata DB Systems and Bare Metal DB Systems, but it is much more affordable and still a very good platform. There is good tooling that allows most operations to be fully automated. But there are some limitations that you must be aware of that makes upgrading slightly different.