Thank you Andrew and Debra. It looks like the upgrade went successfully, at least from an oracle perspective. The users are testing their app now. ciao, Brian ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of debra.scarpelli@xxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:03 AM Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: upgrade from 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 And remember to backup your ORACLE_HOME, orainventory, and database before beginning. ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: February 24, 2009 9:26 AM To: Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: dbvision@xxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle list Subject: Re: upgrade from 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 Basically, you do this (standard upgrade methodology): 1. Shutdown everything in the OH you want to upgrade. 2. Install the 10.2.0.4 patchset. 3. Startup upgrade 3. run catupgrd.sql 4. shutdown immediate/startup 5. Run utlrp.sql 6. Done. The biggest problem I had was the undo setting. I had the undo retention set too high, and I ran out of undo tablespace, and everything froze waiting for my undo retention time to elapse. This email message may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient(s), or the employee or agent responsible for the delivery of this message to the intended recipient(s), you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of this email message is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and delete this email message from your computer. Thank you.