RE: Oracle 24x7 shops and Patches-Upgrades.

  • From: "Kerber, Andrew" <Andrew.Kerber@xxxxxxx>
  • To: drp4kri@xxxxxxxxx, "oracle-l" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 07:53:13 -0600

Cant be done w/o multiple redundant hardware.  If your job security is
based on 24 x 7 available w/o redundant hardware, you better be keeping
your resume current.  If you don't have a staging db, you cannot do 24 x


Andrew W. Kerber 
Oracle DBA 


"If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving" 

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dhimant Patel
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 8:23 AM
To: oracle-l
Subject: Oracle 24x7 shops and Patches-Upgrades.


Hi Gurus,

This seems very common issue but I am confronted with a requirement
where we need to have 24x7 availability, no exceptions.
There is no way we can have staging server (for patch testing before
deploying on the production.) and we need to accommodate 
software upgrades without a planned downtime.

I'm also wondering how shops having 24x7 availability addresses such

Since I'm focused solely on Oracle, I'm not aware if any database server
allow patching/upgrading without bringing down the server? 
Is any mainstream database server offer such solution?


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