Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Exadata - Cloning Oracle Home and installing bundles patch & psu in to the database afterwards, datapatch

If you clone a database oracle home( to create a new home -- only home...) in Exadata, you need to know that, your cloned home may be patched with the latest bundle patches & PSUs applied to your source oracle home, but any database that you will create from this newly cloned home will not have the bundle patches inside.

So, the bundle patches that are applied to the source home can not be cloned to the cloned home directly, as the bundle also writes to the database.

Well, what we should after such an oracle home cloning operation is, to install the Bundle in to our newly created database using the datapatch utility residing in our newly created oracle home (in opatch directory)

This utility will do the db work of bundle and make our databases created using our new cloned oracle home to be aligned with the RDBMS binaries in terms of Bundle levels.

Here , I m making a demo of applying the datapatch and making my newly created database on my new cloned oracle home to have Bundles inside.
Note that: datapatch requires the database to be in upgrade mode.

SQL> startup nomount;
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 2.5770E+10 bytes
Fixed Size                  6870952 bytes
Variable Size            5894412376 bytes
Database Buffers         1.9730E+10 bytes
Redo Buffers              138514432 bytes
SQL> alter system set cluster_database=false scope=spfile;

System altered.

SQL> shu immediaTE;
ORA-01507: database not mounted
ORACLE instance shut down.

[oracle@exadb01 OPatch]$ srvctl stop database -d TEST70
[oracle@exadb01 OPatch]$ sqlplus "/as sysdba"

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Mon Aug 15 16:02:31 2016
Copyright (c) 1982, 2014, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> startup upgrade;
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 2.5770E+10 bytes
Fixed Size                  6870952 bytes
Variable Size            5894412376 bytes
Database Buffers         1.9730E+10 bytes
Redo Buffers              138514432 bytes
Database mounted.
Database opened.
SQL> exit

[oracle@exadb01 OPatch]$ ./datapatch -verbose
SQL Patching tool version on Mon Aug 15 16:02:53 2016
Copyright (c) 2015, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Log file for this invocation: /u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/sqlpatch_166016_2016_08_15_16_02_53/sqlpatch_invocation.log

Connecting to database...OK
Bootstrapping registry and package to current versions...done
Determining current state...done

Current state of SQL patches:
Patch 22674709 (Database PSU, Oracle JavaVM Component (Apr2016)):
  Installed in the binary registry only
Bundle series DBBP:
  ID 160419 in the binary registry and not installed in the SQL registry

Adding patches to installation queue and performing prereq checks...
Installation queue:
  Nothing to roll back
  The following patches will be applied:
    22674709 (Database PSU, Oracle JavaVM Component (Apr2016))
    22806133 (DATABASE BUNDLE PATCH: (22806133))

Installing patches...
Patch installation complete.  Total patches installed: 2

Validating logfiles...
Patch 22674709 apply: SUCCESS
  logfile: /u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/22674709/20057886/22674709_apply_TEST70_2016Aug15_16_04_01.log (no errors)
Patch 22806133 apply: SUCCESS
  logfile: /u01/app/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/22806133/19983161/22806133_apply_TEST70_2016Aug15_16_04_02.log (no errors)
SQL Patching tool complete on Mon Aug 15 16:04:30 2016

that s it; now I can query my database and see the Bundles 's applied.

Here is a query for you:

For 12C:
TO_CHAR(to_timestamp(substr(action_time,1,30),'DD-MON-YY HH.MI.SS.ff AM'),'DD.MM.YYYY HH24:MI:SS') AS ACTION_TIME,
--substr(patch_id,1,10) as patch_id,
--substr(patch_uid,1,10) as patch_uid,
substr(action,1,10) as action,
substr(status,1,8) as status,
substr(version,1,8) as version,
substr(BUNDLE_SERIES,1,6)||substr(BUNDLE_ID,1,6) as bundle,
substr(logfile, instr(logfile,'/',-1)+1) as logfile

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