RE: OMF or not OMF? DBCA or Manual scripts

From: Jack Applewhite <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:09:05 +0000
Message-ID: <>


And Bob's your Uncle!

I remember the first time I heard one of the UK Oracle Case group say that, in a 1997 session in Vail I believe. The entire room was silent, because non of us Yanks got it. One of the other UK guys explained it to us. Pretty funny.

Jack C. Applewhite - Database Administrator Austin I.S.D. - MIS Department
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From: <> on behalf of Rich Jesse <> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: OMF or not OMF? DBCA or Manual scripts


> When we need a new database, we simply "recover" the template we want,
> and "Robert is your Mother's Brother".

Rats. Just when I think I've watched enough BBC America, there's a reference I don't get... ;)

> I do, on the other hand rather like DBUA for running upgrades. (Or at
> least, I did in a past life!)

Yes, thank you for reminding me. Upgrading from 10.1 to 11.2, DBUA was nothing short of fantastic. It took lots of coaxing to get me to try it, but it saved me a ton of work (that was eaten up by the previous DBCA install mess!).



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