Clarification Required Of 11.1.1.4 Patching Guide (Doc ID 1287917.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter - Version: 11.1.1.3.0 and later   [Release: 11g and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Some clarification is needed around the 11.1.1.3-11.1.1.4 Patching Guide, section 5.1.1 to 5.1.3.

a) purgeMetadata is an online WLST command. Is it supported to bring up Admin Server and WLS_Spaces 11.1.1.3 with an upgraded 10.3.4 WLS? or should in fact, this purgeMetadata command be run before the WLS upgrade?
b) Does the purgeMetdata command need to be run against all servers eg WC_Spaces1, WC_Spaces2
c) Is the Webcenter MDS schema, the <prefix>_MDS or <prefix>_WEBCENTER in the DB


Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
Part Number E16793-065 Patching Oracle WebCenter
http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E17904_01/doc.1111/e16793/patch_webcenter.htm#sthref113

Here is an extract from the document :-


5.1.1 Task 1a: Perform General Oracle Fusion Middleware Pre-Patching Steps
Before you begin patching your Oracle WebCenter environment, perform the steps outlined in Section 3.4, "Before You Begin Applying the Latest Oracle Fusion Middleware Patch Set".         
                                                                                <<<< Part of this is Section 3.4.1.3, "Patch Oracle WebLogic Server"
5.1.2 Task 1b: Save Your OmniPortlet and WebClipping Customizations
5.1.3 Task 1c: Run purgeMetadata() for WebCenter Spaces

(So we have a patched WLS to 10.3.4 before step 5.1.3)

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5.1.3 Task 1c: Run purgeMetadata() for WebCenter Spaces
1. Start WLST from your WebCenter Oracle home.
On UNIX operating systems:cd WebCenter_ORACLE_HOME/common/bin
./wlst.sh

On Windows operating systems:cd WebCenter_ORACLE_HOME\common\bin
wlst.cmd

2. Run the purgeMetadata() WLST command. For example:purgeMetadata('webcenter', 'WC_Spaces', 3060)

See "purgeMetadata" in Oracle Fusion Middleware WebLogic Scripting Tool Command Reference for more details.

3. Re-collect the database statistics. For example, you can connect to the WebCenter MDS schema using SQLPlus:execute dbms_stats.gather_schema_stats(ownname=>null, options=>'GATHER AUTO');

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