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RE: Upgrade 8.1.5 -> 8.1.6

From: Janardhana Babu <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 11:49:21 -0700
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I have not run into any problems in 816 so far probably because Iam using 2GB datafiles in the test databases so far. I have a necessity to get the data from 816 database and import into 815 database and so I got all the problems. We are also on HP/UX 11.0 64bit. Some of my collegues are facing problems after upgrading to 816, probably they are using 5GB datafiles on the production databases. Iam attaching the messsage below about the problems they are facing. I too would be waiting for their problem to be solved before I upgrade my production databases to 816 as I too am using 5GB datafiles for production. If anybody knows the solution how to solve the below mentioned 816 problem, please let us know. It would be appreciated.  

Here is the text:
>We have test instances on 2 of our new N4000 boxes, running HP-UX 11 and

>Oracle 8i (8.1.6), a Banner 3.x instance, and a Banner 4.x instance.


>Our database is about 40 GB, with several HP largefiles filesystems

>accommodating 5 and 10 GB tablespace datafiles. We are experiencing

>intermittent database crashes when Oracle (apparently) detects an HP-UX

>error 27: File too large.


>After working with HP and Oracle, we believe this error message is

>incorrect, 'tho we suspect that there is an as yet undocumented

>"feature" having to do with limits in the 64 bit architecture.


>But I emphasize, at this point we do not know what the problem is. All we

>do know is that sooner or later (at least once a day), our test instances

>are crashing.


>We are supposed to cutover to the new N4000 servers over Labor Day

>weekend, but as of now, that is not going to happen unless we can resolve

>this error.

-----Original Message-----
From: Koivu, Lisa [] Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 9:09 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: Upgrade 8.1.5 -> 8.1.6

Hello everyone -

I've seen a lot of talk about downgrading back to 8.1.5. May I ask what problems you ran into that made the downgrade necessary? I am interested in any comments or war stories anyone may have. We are looking at doing this in the next month or so - someone here is really bent out of shape about not having full DBMS_UTILITY functionality. That's his main reason for upgrading. We are HP/UX 11.0 64bit.

Thanks in advance...

Lisa Rutland Koivu
Oracle Database Administrator
4850 North State Road 7
Suite G104
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

954.484.3191 x174 [voice] 
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