11gR2:Oracle Online Patching

Online patching is new feature introduced in 11.1.0.6 and oracle started delivering patches with 11.2.0.2. This patch allows you to apply patch to live database i.e we do not need to shutdown database. This feature is only available for RDBMS home and can be installed/enabled using opatch. RDBMS Online Patching Aka Hot Patching [ID 761111.1]…

Oracle Patch Set update (PSU 2) released for 10.2.0.4 and 11.1.0.7

Oracle has recently released Oracle Patch Set update (PSU 2) along with CPU October 2009. As informed earlier , PSU are released quarterly along with CPU patches. If you are running 10.2.0.4 RAC database, you need to apply following patches 1) Apply Patch 8833280 (10.2.0.4.2 PSU 2) on Oracle Database 10.2.0.4 2) Apply Patch 8436582…

OUI-67124 – Copy failed from ‘location 1’ to ‘location 2’

Just a short note to discuss a problem faced by me while applying CPU Jan patch to clusterware on AIX 5L. I was getting following errors UtilSession failed: ApplySession failed in system modification phase… 'ApplySession::apply failed: Copy failed from '/archive/oracle/soft/Patch/6980307/6756433/files/lib/libhasgen10.so' to '/oracle/crs_base/app/product/crs10gR2/lib/libhasgen10.so'… Copy failed from '/archive/oracle/soft/Patch/6980307/6756433/files/lib/libocr10.so' to '/oracle/crs_base/app/product/crs10gR2/lib/libocr10.so'… Copy failed from '/archive/oracle/soft/Patch/6980307/6756433/files/lib/libocrb10.so' to '/oracle/crs_base/app/product/crs10gR2/lib/libocrb10.so'… Copy…

CPU (Critical Patch Update) and N-apply

OVERVIEW Oracle has been regularly releasing security fixes for all it’s products to take care of any security vulnerability. Since 2005 Oracle formulated a policy that it will release CPU patch ( bundle of security fixes) every quarter (January, April, July, and October). CPU includes fixes for various Oracle products including Database. Initially Oracle decided…