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RE: database upgrade policy?

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:05:42 -0700
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Don't upgrade unless there is a very good reason. 

All of these are candidates

1.  current oracle version is unstable
2.  specific bug addressed by an upgrade/patch, as identified by support
3.  need to utilize new feature
4.  desupport date coming up.

If it works, don't fix it!

Don't do it just for fun.  Because it can turn into HELL. 

Lisa Koivu
Certifiable Gimp Monkey (and DBA)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

-----Original Message-----

From:   Mark Marsden []
Sent:   Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:45
To:     Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject:        database upgrade policy?

Hi Listers

I'm on and wondering about upgrading to as I get the occasional ORA-600/ORA-7445.

Do you upgrade to the latest subversion as a matter of policy
(and not test very much) to prevent possible errors
or only upgrade if you have problems?

Do you upgrade to major versions (7 to 8.0 to 8.1) for increased functionality, cos Oracle are desupporting (the main reason we upgrade) or to improve the CV ;-)  with the possible downside of instability.


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