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Installing Oracle 12.2.01 On Oracle Linux 7.4..Or..”The Story Of The Tainted Kernel”

When moving from Oracle 11.2.0.4 to a new Oracle 12c environment, we wanted to build everything on the latest and greatest levels…Little did we know we would run into quite a snag.. We installed Oracle Release 7.4, with all the … Continue reading

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DBUA 12c Reports Database Down While It’s Up..Or..”The only way is up! – Yazz- “

After doing meticulously doing the pre-upgrade¬† steps on a RAC converted to single instance node, we finally could get started on the actual upgrade. The initial idea is to use the DBUA, since it automates a lot of steps, and … Continue reading

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Oracle 12c DBUA ORA-01031: Insufficient privileges..Or..”Oracle Really Knows How To Test One’s Nerves..”

During a test run of an upgrade with the DBUA, everything was peachy..did some tests, and some other thingies..Multiple terminals open like anyone not working on Windows does..Started the DBUA 12c just fine…found out: hey, you need to have extra … Continue reading

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Upgrade Oracle RAC GRID + Database from 11.2.0.3.0 to 11.2.0.4.0…Or..”Let’s Run The Gauntlet!”

One tries to evade the inevitable..but there will always be one day when you just have to do it…upgrade the database and/or grid software. Since the support of 11.2.0.3.0 is ending, see below: However we want to take things SLOW…and … Continue reading

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Opatch PSU October 2014 Fails..Or “Why Did I Try This Again?”

After upgrading to Oracle 11.2.0.4.0, it was a fine moment to also apply the latests PSU, while working at it anyway. However, after running all the prerequisites and checks who where all claiming success,¬† the patch did not want to … Continue reading

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ORA-15055: Unable To Connect To ASM Instance…Or..”When Everything Goes Down The Drain”

After some semi-successful patching of the Oracle Grid, and everything regarding the ASM instance was working ok, the database just plain refused to start and hook up to the ASM instance. The database alert log showed us this: Errors in … Continue reading

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