Category Archives for patching

Apply Oracle July CPU patch

Last month, I Posted about Oracle CPU Patches also called as Critical patch Update or security Patch Update.You can access that Post or Overview of CPU from below link http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com/2006/09/oracle-critical-patch-updates-and.htmlToday & in my future posts I am going to cover How to Apply these patches in your Applications. You might be having following applicationsOracle Application […]

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Forms, iAS and other component patching in Oracle Apps

If one talks about oracle apps patching , usually they talk in terms of Oracle Apps patches i.e. one applied using adpatch but there are lot of other component & correspondingly you patch those component both for new functionality of bugs. Lets understand what these products are & how to apply these patches. Apps Patch […]

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Reducing Patch Timing Contd…

Yesterday we looked at how to use default file so that you can reduce repetative questions asked in adpatch session each time its initiated like APPL_TOP, ORACLE_HOME confirmation. Lets check what else you can do to reduce patch time ( All these tricks & tips to reduce patch time is useful if you are applying […]

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Reduce Patch timing in apps , defaults file, nocompilejsp , nocompiledb , merge patch

At start of my career I was applying apps patches with couple of my colleagues ( all freshers), there was huge bunch of patches (I know everybody has to apply lot of patches initially) and we were applying patches individually one by one. Our team lead came & asked us how come you are still […]

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Oracle Critical Patch Updates and security Alerts

You might have noticed recently that Oracle has started new patching CPU (Critical Patch Update) and Oracle is Quite serious about it . These patches are not only for Oracle Applications 11i but they are for entire Oracle Products (11i, database, 10g application server, collaboration suite, Peoplesoft, JDEdward..) . Today and in my subsequent posts […]

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Patching Commonly asked questions

Where can I find patch log files ? ( Check http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com/2006/08/oracle-apps-patch-basics-ii.html) What are different type of patches ? http://becomeappsdba.blogspot.com/2006/08/oracle-apps-patch-basics.html How to check if a patch is applied ? Check table ad_bugs (bug_number ) or ad_applied_patches table . What two tables adpatch creates when you apply or run adpatch session ? FND_INSTALL_PROCESSES , AD_DEFERRED_JOBS Is uninstalling […]

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Troubleshooting Apps Patch

Now as Apps DBA or Sysadmin you know how to apply apps patch in oracle E-Business Suite 11i (If not read my notes below ) What if you encounter any problem while applying patches ? Where to look for any error messages ? How to control patch workers and how to restart a failed patch […]

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How to apply apps patch using adpatch

Now you know basics of apps patch like type of patches & options available with patching, lets see how to apply patches in oracle applications 11i . Two broad ways to apply patch interactive & noninteractive(You will supply required parameters on commnad line & patch will apply without asking you any questions as you have […]

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ADPATCH Options

Now since you know basics of patch (If not read my previous posts, its quite important to know patch basics before starting to apply patch ) By now you might know that you use utility adpatch to apply oracle apps patch and adadmin, admrgpch, adctrl to manage/control your patch . Depending on you AD version […]

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Oracle Apps PATCH Basics II

As Oracle Apps DBA patching is quite basic thing you do regularly so lets continue with basics . If you have not gone through my previous posts please do so now as its quite important to through basics . Apps patches are buldled somthing like p123456_11i_Unix.zip where p menas patch next few digit are patch […]

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