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RE: Metalink and availability

Jesse, Rich

2006-05-25

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The remedy to that is to let it fail miserably or at least take lots of downtime in order to convince the PHBs that there are better alternatives.
 
The best part is that there's nothing nefarious about it because it'll happen wether you want it to or not.  ;)
 
Luckily the only CPU (Jan'06) I applied to the Windohs/Oracle box was before it went production.   And the 4-way Xeon had no problems with it, which I can only explain as pure luck.  And yes, Windohs locks down open Oracle files, including log and trace files (grrrr!).
 
Rich


From: oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@freelists.org] On Behalf Of Jared Still
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:22 PM
To: Jeremiah Wilton
Cc: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: Metalink and availability

Thanks Jeremiah, I will take a look at that.

10 minutes is definitely a big improvement over an hour.

The problems I have run into however have been
on Windows machines - no relinking.

Things may go smoothly on a test system, but
not quite so smoothly on production, taking
more time.  It has happened more than once on
Windows (for me at least) that some steps had to
be repeated as they would fail on the first attempt.

(can't recall at the moment just which ones)

The fact that the backout scripts generated by Opatch
on Windows do not work as is does not help.
(The CALL command has be inserted  where the BAT
script calls other scripts )

I don't think you can replace the binaries while in use either,
as they will be locked by Windows while in use.

Jared