Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cloning 11i with 10g database (you may need a patch)

I faced the following error while configuring database when cloning apps 11i with 10g database and it happens directly after entering the path of the third data_top (by the way the script will always assume you have 4 data_tops even if you have more/less data_tops)


On metalink there was the solution on Note:427981.1 Subject:RC-50004 When Specifying DATA_TOPS While Cloning a 10.2 Database
And the solution is to apply a patch with a version of above 115.203. the following are possibilities patches

Patch 5473292, Patch 5732291, Patch 5604818, Patch 5456078, Patch 5474116

Well I did not do that because this means that I have to apply the patch and recopy the database, which take time.
So I recreate the database manually using control file. And when try to open the database I issued
SQL>alter database open resetlogs;
It failed with the following
alter database open resetlogs
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01113: file 1 needs media recovery
ORA-01110: data file 1: '/ora_dev/data/system01.dbf'
Even though the database was completely down when I copied it I faced this error the good thing is 2 days ago I was reading bas post
I followed the steps for recovery and provided the path to my online log files and the recovery completed successfully.
Next down time for the production database for sure I will apply one of the patches above.

Hope that helped

Monday, March 03, 2008

Soft-skills (not oracle related post)

As a part of my study in my masters program we have to create a blog related to e-business course and it must be evaluated and one of the evaluation criteria is the number of users accessing it and comments so if you have free time can you access it and leave comments the blog has a good and helpful information.
the blog talks about soft skills and how they are important in our life check for example (speed reading post and managing a busy schedule post and many others)
please check and leave comments if you can
Thank you