• August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Errors after patch installation

    I was trying to upgrade from Oracle to so I applied a patch. But after applying, when I tried "startup migrate" it threw error invalid options and "catpatch.sql" was missing. It is still showing, but when I tried ...  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Predefined setup for Oracle 9i

    We are running Oracle 9i Standard Edition on Windows XP. For our application purposes we need to do an Oracle installation without any interaction. Is it possible to run something like a predefined Oracle setup?  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Error message ORA-12545 during remote connect

    I am getting the error ORA-12545: "Connect failed because target host or object does not exist" while connecting remotely to the Oracle 8i 1.7 database. Since I have shifted the database to a new server machine, the clients are unable to connect to ...  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Why are patches so complicated?

    One of the issues that I cannot understand is why applying a patch/upgrade is still such a lengthy and complicated process. Can't Oracle simplify things and make the updates/patches more intelligent?  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Doubts about applying and removing patches

    I have some doubts about applying patches. I have Oracle databases. Once I tried to apply patches and got some errors, and I was not able to rollback to the previous stage of the database. So I am afraid that if I apply patches it will ...  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Speeding up the startup migrate process during upgrade

    We are not allowed any downtime in order to upgrade from Oracle to Oracle Our plan is to install Oracle in a separate Oracle Home and patch it to Oracle on each node in the cluster. We would then shut down the active ...  Continue Reading

  • August 11, 2005 11 Aug'05

    Upgrading on a production server

    I am working as a DBA on a production server and we are using, so I would like to upgrade. Can I upgrade to 9i or 10g, and can I convert it into RAC?  Continue Reading