That was the problem with Oracle flipping to the year change numbers, which
means from a business persons perspective it is a major upgrade yearly, when of
course it is not.
It does take some explaining, but normally you can get the business people/your
management past it by having rock solid procedures and providing the fastest
possible service when fixing things.
I have a lot of clients that no matter how much testing is done in DEV/TEST
there is one production database that we won’t hit problems until we upgrade it.
Doesn’t matter the length of time that the patch is in DEV/TEST it will never
see the errors that occur in that one prod database.
To get the business comfortable at all you simply have to stress process and
all hands on deck when the errors occur in prod. Sadly although also positively
for those singular troublesome prod databases the problems occur not just on
major version jumps( by the number) but on most quarterly patch sets, so major
version name change really is no different than quarterly patch set.
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf
Of Martin Klier - Performing Databases GmbH
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:31 AM
Cc: gogala mladen <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx>; Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: Oracle 126.96.36.199 RIP
Could not agree more Jared.
Unfortunately, many customers jump back from the "major version change" the
"upgrade" from 12.2 to 19c seems to bring. As we all know it's just numbers,
and a 12.2 tech stack, but go ahead and tell them... feel like a prophet
talking to camels in the desert sometimes... :)
Martin Klier // Performing Databases GmbH
Managing Partner // Senior DB Consultant
Oracle ACE Director
martin.klier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:martin.klier@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> //
Von: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> >
An: "gogala mladen" <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx> >
CC: "Oracle-L Freelists" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Gesendet: Dienstag, 29. Oktober 2019 16:15:15
Betreff: Re: Oracle 188.8.131.52 RIP
agreed. 19c is the version of 12.2 that mostly works.
On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:11 Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx
<mailto:gogala.mladen@xxxxxxxxx> > wrote:
I was unable to download proactive BP 191015 for 184.108.40.206 because I
don't have an extended support. With that, Oracle 12cR1 era is
officially over. I recommend everyone to immediately upgrade to 19c, the
last version in the 12c series of products.
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