DBCA and DBUA no longer function after applying Windows DB Bundle Patch 24922870 – 11.2.0.4.161118

It’s been discovered that after applying 11.2.0.4.161118 Windows DB Bundle Patch 24922870, both DBCA and DBUA no longer function and give the following error:

dbca_error_after_patching

Oracle Support have only filed a bug on Wednesday this week (11th January 2017):

Bug 25369562 : DBCA & DBUA NO LONGER FUNCTION AFTER APPLYING PATCH 24922870

So if you’re planning to use either DBCA or DBUA after applying the patch, you might want to hold off till (more...)

Using Linux Screen to protect against network breaks

When I carried out my first Exadata patching, I came across ‘Linux Screen‘ in the documentation, which Oracle recommended to use when patching:

“It’s recommended to run the dbnodeupdate.sh session using the Linux ‘screen’ or ‘vnc’ utility such that when a network problem breaks the connection to the server the patching session continues.”

Basically ‘Linux Screen‘ allows you to:

  1. Have a shell that can be reconnected to if you (more...)