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Re: database upgrade policy?

From: JOE TESTA <JTESTA_at_longaberger.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 11:12:34 -0700
Message-ID: <F001.00375ACA.20010823110617@fatcity.com>

George, are you willing to expand on what it was, for the rest of us?  
joe
>>> george_at_omniti.com 08/23/01 02:52PM >>>We just had a total database lost under 9i.  Known bug, no workaround,better-luck-next-time type situation.  Luckily for us we were testing it ona non-critical database, but that puts me off it for a while.George----- Original Message -----To: "Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L" <ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com>Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 1:27 PMGood for you, David.  We are moving in that direction, too.  I convincepeople by saying 9i is really 8.2.Paul BaumgartelMortgageSight Holdings, LLCpbaumgartel_at_mortgagesight.com-----Original Message-----Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 12:41 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LOkay, I know some of you are going to call me crazy but here goes...**We're now using 9i in Production**There, I admit it.  But I have to ask you this- do you think 9i will be morebuggy than the 8.1.6 that we were running that was causing core dumps,referential integrity violations, etc.?  I'm betting that 9i will be atleast a little bit better than that.  Performance should be better too.I'll report back any gotchas (there are bound to be some!).david-----Original Message-----Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 9:46 AMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LPaul,        No it's more
like, "Hey, I heard there is a new version of thedatabaseout, do we have it yet?  Why not?  Can we have it?  Yeah let's do it, thatwould be cool.  Oh and by the way I installed a beta service pack on mymachine, that's ok right?"...crap like that:)KK-----Original Message-----Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 6:56 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LKevin,What do you mean?(running 8.1.7.2.1 on the destructo box, 8.1.7.1.5 on the development box,W2K Pro)Paul-------- Original Message --------Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 14:06:39 -0800Reply-To: ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.comOrganization: Fat City Network Services, San Diego, CaliforniaTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <ORACLE-L_at_fatcity.com>I have people here who just want to upgrade for the sake
ofupgrading...rriiiiggghhhhtttt..ok.:)KK-----Original Message-----Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 5:01 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LWell, we wanted to upgrade from 8.0.4 to 8.1.6 last year because it hadbeendesupported.  We got most of the machines upgraded except for the mainproduction machine.  I wanted to upgrade that last September.  I havefinally gotten permission to tentatively schedule the for next month(oneyear later), just in time for the 8.1.6 desupport notice.  Sigh.-----Original Message-----Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 3:36 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-LLisa,You need some work to do....Certifiable Gimp Monkey?? Stub you toe while swinging on the trapeze?ROR môżôm>>> lisa.koivu_at_efairfield.com 08/22/01 12:45PM >>>Don't upgrade unless there is a very good reason.All of these are candidates1.  current oracle version is unstable2.  specific bug addressed by an upgrade/patch, as identified by support3.  need to utilize new feature4.  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 KoivuCertifiable Gimp Monkey (and DBA)Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA> -----Original Message-----> From: Mark Marsden [SMTP:mark.marsden_at_hyde-housing.co.uk]> Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 11:45> To:   Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L> Subject:      database upgrade policy?>> Hi Listers>> I'm on 8.1.6.0.0 and wondering about upgrading to 8.1.6.3.1(?)> 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.>> Mark.>>>
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