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downloading large patches from oracle

Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

downloading large patches from oracle

Hi,

downloading large patches from metalink can be really annoying, because the abort rate is fairly high. Does anyone know a downloader, which can handle their strange protocol and
supports resume or has an alternative?

Michael
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twang
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

For very large patch, you can log a TAR to request Oracle to send you CD with these patches.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

There are a few ftp clients with retry that let you set up for multiple tries.

The problem is oracle sets up their system so there needs to be user interaction to start the download.

If you have access to the patch, that means you have a support contract. You can order a CD, or you can arrange for private ftp site to be set up. Then a ftp tool with automated retry will do the job for you.

For really big ftp jobs, I use a tool on my HP-UX box called snarf.

It keeps trying and can be easily scripted.
http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/Networking/FTP/snarf-7.0/
It will not work with oracle, but I use it whenever I need new Red Hat iso files.

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T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

I have used download accelerator to download files from Oracle.

set up your proxy and other items in the configuration menu of the tool

check this tool here

http://download.com.com/3000-2071-10127147.html?tag=lst-0-1
Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

Hi,

The easy and sure way is to log a TAR and Oracle will send the patch set in a CD.
Never give up, Keep Trying
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

I found conformable with DAP, Download Accelerator Plus, that supports resume.

Downloadable from download.cnet.com

Massimo
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

I have got DAP 5.3.
For some reason, it doesn??t see, that
Oracle wants to download something.
Also the download starts immediately without
asking me where to put the file.
We use proxy server. Is there anything
special to consider except for the proxy
configuration in DAP?

thanks for your suggestions so far.

Michael
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

Oops!! I just discovered, that DAP works with resume. For some strange reason, the button integrate into IE was not activated. I did and suspended the download and resumed it without problem. Now I can defer downloads until the network is not so much used or order via tar.
I??d like to give the first one, who suggested DAP, four more points. So if you need them, just reply once more.

Anyway, thank you all.

Michael
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

here is the reply.

check the options/configurations sections in DAP.

you give your proxy and username/passwd there.

Also,check the connections sections of the options/configurations where you can specify the number of simultaeous connections.change it to 6 and check downloading again.


Thanks
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: downloading large patches from oracle

Thanks TG,

it works super.

Michael