Upgrade to Oracle 12.2 with dbupgrade utility

Oracle Database 12c release 1 (12.1) introduced the Parallel Upgrade Utility, catctl.pl. This utility reduces the total amount of time it takes to perform an upgrade by loading the database dictionary in parallel, and by using multiple SQL processes to upgrade the database. Performing parallel upgrades of components enables you to take advantage of your […]

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Top 10 new Features of Oracle 12c Release 2

Hello Everyone, As I was going to Oracle through Oracle 12c release 2 documentation, I came across following important new features. This is not the complete list, there are many more new features came out with Oracle release 12c release 2. Multi-Instance Redo Apply : With Oracle 12c Release 2, you can apply redo logs to […]

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Creating diskgroup via asmcmd

I must thank my fellow DBA Franky Weber Faust for his publication in his blog. Introduction: – This article is about creating disk-group via asm cmd. Being an Oracle DBA we have knowledge of ASM. Automatic Storage Management (ASM) is Oracle’s logical volume manager, it uses OMF (Oracle Managed Files) to name and locate the database files. […]

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Applying the first RU for Oracle Grid Infrastructure 12.2.0.1

The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle 12.2 is available on most platforms since July 18, 2017. And of course I started applying the first RU for Oracle Grid 12.2.0.1 as soon as it got released. Download the RU 12.2.0.1.170718 for Linux First of all I downloaded the Database RU 12.2.0.1.170718 Patch 26133434 for Linux […]

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RU and RUR patches for Oracle 12.2

The first RU (Release Update) for Oracle Database 12.2.0.1 has been released. And Oracle Support provides some very helpful documents to explain the implication of the new RU (Release Update) and RUR (Release Update Revision) patches. As of July 2017, Oracle is modifying the Proactive Patch program for Database and Grid Infrastructure release 12.2 and […]

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PDB Lockdown Profiles in Oracle 12.2

Use the ALTER LOCKDOWN PROFILE statement to alter a PDB lockdown profile. You can use PDB lockdown profiles in a multitenant environment to restrict user operations in pluggable databases (PDBs). Pluggable databases bring a new separation of database administrator roles. The DBA administers the container database, the CDB, but can then delegate the administration of […]

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Convert non partitioned table to partitioned online Oracle 12.2

This is one of the new feature of oracle 12.2 release . Non-partitioned tables can be converted to partitioned table online without any downtime to the application , i.e no impact to the DML activities. Till now for this activity, we were using dbms_redef methods. But in Oracle 12.2 release this has been simplified much. […]

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Datapump New features in Oracle 12.2

A lot of enhancements has been done in Oracle 12.2 Release.  In this article We will explain the new features of datapump utility in oracle 12.2 Release. 1.Parfile content  written to logfile: Till now, log file of expdp or impdp, doesn’t store the content of parfile, The log file used to look as below.

So […]

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Lock account automatically with INACTIVE_ACCOUNT_TIME

In Oracle 12.2 Release We can use the INACTIVE_ACCOUNT_TIME resource parameter in profile to automatically lock the account of a database user who has not logged in to the database instance in a specified number of days. 1. By default, it is set to UNLIMITED. 2. The minimum setting is 15 and the maximum is […]

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Move table online in Oracle 12.2

In previous Releases, To move a table to a different tablespace or segment, we need to take downtime for this activity And after moving the table, we have to rebuild/recreate the indexes. Now with Oracle 12.2, We can move the table online to a different segment or tablespace, without impacting the DML activities and without […]

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