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Minimal downtime patching via cloning 11gR1 ORACLE_HOME directories on Oracle Database Machine (Doc ID 1092797.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 11.1]
Oracle Exadata Hardware - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

This document describes a procedure to install patches on ASM and RDBMS ORACLE_HOME directories specifically in a clustered environment with a minimal amount of downtime and risk.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Overview
 Prepare directories and copy the files (clone)
 Post-clone verification
 Install Patches
 Cutover to new ORACLE_HOME directories
 Begin Downtime
 Patch Clusterware
 Modify cluster resources for new OHs
 Modify listeners
 Modify ASM
 Modify Database(s)
 Start services, apply post-install SQL scripts
 Clean up
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