Re: Database Appliance

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 09:23:15 -0500
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With the advent of Oracle12c and "datapatch" utility, patching became an adventure, from a routine task in 11G. Maybe Oracle 20c will improve on that and deliver a reliable patching mechanism? However, I wouldn't cherish any hopes, 20c will not be a part of "12c" products, it will be a "new and improved version". And as the very first version of any "new and improved" thing, it will probably be fairly buggy.  It will be just like Chevy Corvair - "unsafe at any speed".

On 12/3/19 4:57 AM, Noveljic Nenad wrote:
> Although I only have experience with the HA configurations, I would
> have to agree. We've found the ODA patching process, for instance, to
> be *far* more fragile and failure-prone than a normal cluster... I'm
> not joking when I say that we've been opening a SR for a new and
> improved patching failure every single quarter.

Mladen Gogala
Database Consultant
Tel: (347) 321-1217

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