12c New Feature: DBMS_QOPATCH

A other nice new Feature is that you can now query Inventory details inside the Oracle Database. This is very usefull for example if you want to extend your Monitoring to monitor Patch details or when you want to compare two Oracle Home from sqlplus. The new Package DBMS_QOPATCH returns all Information as XML Document.…

12c New Feature: Multisection Incremental Backups

Prior 12c when you make incemental Backups with multisection this was not possible. RMAN Backups the hole Level 1 Backup with one channel. Sample: [oracle@server1 incsec]$ rman target / Recovery Manager: Release 11.2.0.3.0 – Production on Sat Jul 20 21:49:17 2013 Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates.  All rights reserved. connected to target…

12c New Feature: Unified Auditing

Oracle 12c Database provides many new security features. One of them is Unified Auditing. It replaces the Old Audit Views and Database Parameters with a new refreshing central implementation. I have checked the license requirement but did not find any useable information. It seems that it will not mentioned in the Oracle Pricelist or the…

11.2.0.3.7 (July 2013) Database Patch Set Update (PSU)

This Patch is superseded by 11.2.0.3.8. Read here for more Information. Oracle has released a new PSU (July 2013) for the 11GR2 Database which is described in the MOS Note 16619892.8 This Update also fixes some BUGs on Oracle Database Appliance System. The Patch is a cumulative and also includes all fixes from 11.2.0.3.6. Oracle recommends…

New preinstall package for 12cR1

Oracle has also released a new preinstall RPM package for Linux. You can install it with yum: [root@# etc]# yum install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall.x86_64 The Package has this dependency: Dependencies Resolved =====================================================================================================================================================================================  Package                                                      Arch                           Version                                        Repository                          Size ===================================================================================================================================================================================== Installing:  oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall                         x86_64                         1.0-8.el6                                      ol6_latest                          15 k Installing for dependencies:  cloog-ppl                                                    x86_64                         0.15.7-1.2.el6                                 ol6_latest                          93 k  compat-libcap1                                               x86_64                         1.10-1                                        …