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Running Oracle Database Upgrades on Docker

April 7 @ 10:00 - 11:00


Organizations planning for an Oracle upgrade should consider Docker in their upgrade strategy. Docker is an ideal environment for evaluating and testing Oracle database features and upgrades are no exception. Creating an Oracle database in Docker is fast and easily repeated. Containers require little time or effort to create and are light enough to run on a laptop. This makes Docker the ideal platform for evaluating, practicing, and perfecting database upgrade procedures. In this session, I’ll demonstrate: – Approaches for installing, patching, and customizing Oracle database software on Docker – Modifications needed in Oracle’s default Docker image builds to support upgrades – Techniques for creating “upgrade containers with source and target Oracle database homes preinstalled – How to merge multiple database images into a single container – Methods for creating reference data for running instant databases

Where will you practice your next upgrade? How many chances will database teams have to familiarize themselves with the tools, and how prepared will they be if something goes wrong? Docker makes it easy to rehearse upgrades and produces more confident teams and better outcomes!

Speakers BIO: Sean Scott
Principal Consultant, Viscosity NA

Sean has worked with Oracle technologies since 1995 with a focus on RAC/MAA, Engineered Systems, migrations and upgrades, systems reliability and resilience, and performance tuning. His experience includes DevOps, automation, cloud computing, containers, TFA/AHF, virtualization, and Infrastructure as Code. Sean is a regular presenter at conferences and webinars including Collaborate and Oracle OpenWorld. He serves on the boards of the Utah Oracle User Group and Real Applications Special Interest Group. He is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle Certified Specialist, and blogs at https://oraclesean.com.


April 7
10:00 - 11:00
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