Re: Virtualization

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2014 04:50:33 +0000 (UTC)
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On Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:39:27 +0000, Drazen Kacar wrote:

>>  Because on that instance you cannot legally apply patches. As soon as
>>  you start patching the instance, you have to pay for support.

> Unless you have a contract with Oracle which says you can patch it for
> free. Or almost free.

Or if Larry Ellison is your brother in law. Contracts like that are not something I've seen in my meager 25 years of a DBA career. But yes, you are perfectly correct: if Oracle allows you to patch for free, without paying for support, you can do it.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Wed Jan 08 2014 - 05:50:33 CET

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