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makineni
Occasional Contributor

Patches

Hi all,

I was trying to know the best lead procejure to apply patches on a oracle databases and on a 10g RAC.

Thnks in Advance.
Mak
3 REPLIES
Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Patches

hi Mak,

Please clarify. OS patches or database patches?

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kind regards
yogeeraj
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Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Patches

Hi again,

In case, you are investigating into installation of Database level patches, the following applies.

For a new installation:
Download the latest available patches bundles from Metalink and install them just after you have completed the software installation.


For an existing installation:
Install patches ONLY if you are facing a bug or it is required as per your policies. In this case, again you will have to download the latest availble patches from metalink and install accordingly. Note that you should always perform a full backup before intervening for the patch installation. In many cases, this may require a minor downtime.

For the RAC, you will have to patch each node individually. Detailed instructions are normally available in the installation guide coming with each software.

hope this helps!

kind regards
yogeeraj
No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
whiteknight
Honored Contributor

Re: Patches

Mak,


The procedure for patching is similar to normal patching.


WK
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