2007/08/22

10.2.0.3 revisited...

been faffing around with a 10.2.0.3 upgrade in one of our test boxes.


Eventually gave up on it: got to get this box out to the testers and I don't have time to debug a perl script that wasn't finished after 5 hours of solid running!


And then mr oracle complains when I tell them they should get their act together before flights of fancy on new releases!


If nothing else, at the very least the option of installing a clean 10.2.0.3 without this horrible patch script of theirs.


Have you tried to get 10.2.0.3 standard release - no upgrade - for AIX? Or most of the ports?


Thought so.


And this is the latest release on most ports, given that 11g is not out across the board...




Anyways, some fun:



Most folks now at Oracle wouldn't have a clue where this was. Just up the hill from the current Oracle park in SF.


Shortly after that photo was taken in 87, I drove here:





It's called Mt Connor and to my mind it is even more impressive than Uluru - aka Ayers Rock.


A few years later, we also visited this one:



Somewhere in Austria, between Salzburg and Innsbruck.


You probably noticed I've been dusting off the old photo cabinet?




catchyalata, folks!

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are trying to do this in our dev environment - it's no fun. The readme for AIX is something like 20 or 30 pages.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:34:00 am  
Blogger Chris said...

We are on 10.2.0.3, using amd 64 win 2003 (sic!). There have already been several reasons to regret doing the upgrade, especially a recurring and very annoying ORA-00600 [opidsa] that requires to constantly flush the shared pool. Seems like it has something to do with object types and cast(multiset()) so it should be safe if your developers stopped reading after the Oracle 7 concepts manual or you are using software that treats the rdbms as a bit bucket ;-)

Greetings from Austria,
Chris

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:56:00 am  
Anonymous Chen Shapira said...

Great pictures!

We've upgraded many production DBs to 10.2.0.3, but all of them were Linux, so it was easy. Oracle is so hyperfocused on Linux, that it became the safest OS to use.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 4:35:00 am  
Blogger Kevin Closson said...

Sweet photos, Noons.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 4:48:00 am  
Blogger Paweł Barut said...

We are running 10.2.0.3 on Win2k3 for few months. Without any major problems. Now also with CPUJul2007.
It was created as 10.2.0.1 then patched to 10.2.0.2 and then to latest patchset.

Regards, Paweł

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 5:39:00 am  
Blogger Noons said...

anon:
Yeah, tell me about it! The biggest problem here is whoever installed the current version didn't really leave that good a doco behind. I don't even know if they expected to see the C compiler or not!
Still: Oracle's script should do a bit better than just sit there on "busy" for hours on end...

chris:
oh man!, I reallly hope I won't get that sort of rubbish on AIX! If it starts going crazy after the upgrade, these guys will chuck Oracle out. That's for sure...

Chen:
thanks! yeah, I'd love to be on Linux. Unfortunately this is one of those "corporate" sites where sw/hw must be from "reputable" sources...

Kevin:
Thanks! I thought you'd like some of them, being an outdoors guy. Pop-in to my deviantart site and have a gander at much more there.

Pawel:
I'm going to install Oracle in one of our Wintel vm-boxes soon and that is indeed good news, at least there it seems to work decently.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 10:13:00 am  
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