How Exadata patch installation ended up with redolog block corruption in critical Telco database


DBA & Infrasturcture

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Patching an Exadata is one of the main tasks of a DBA which should be done carefully quarterly every year. The first part of the session explores in detail the step by step Exadata patching process with no downtime. In the second part you will see how the patching process of one of the main Telco Exadata machines failed due to an ASM bug and ended up with the redo log and datafile block corruption which was about to lead to the critical downtime. By the end of the session you will not only have a good understanding of Exadata patch installation, but also have the knowledge of the patch installation best practices

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Type: Lecture
Level of difficulty: Expert
Experience Level: Experienced
Desirable listeners function: DBA , Team leader
Group of activity: DBA & Infrasturcture

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