Re: Edition-Based Redefinition--has any one used?

From: John Piwowar <>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:20:59 -0700
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Hi Edwin,
EBR is the lynchpin of one of the central new features in Release 12.2 of Oracle Applications, which was released last Friday. A combination of EBR in the database and built-in staged applications tier file system will permit fully online, zero-downtime patching in EBS environments. As with all broad statements, there are exceptions and nuances, but this is the real deal. :)

One of my colleagues at work wrote an interesting article on the topic; you can find it at

So, to answer your question: Yes, people are doing exactly what you've described, and Oracle is eating its own dog food in this case. :) You need to be on 12.2 to take advantage of the feature, though, so grab your upgrade boots!

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, edwin devadanam wrote:

> Hi All
> I have just read through
> This looks damn interesting!
> But am thinking if at all anyone used this feature...if so any inputs on
> this?
> P.S==>I want to explore this option to use for oracle DB upgrades and
> Oracle Ebiz applications...i know it would be very long journey but my
> thoughts are like how best we can use this feature..:-),neverthless its a
> never ending thirst of zero downtime with less investment..:-) too many
> gotcha's...
> thanks,
> Edwin.K
> --

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Received on Thu Sep 26 2013 - 08:20:59 CEST

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