Running Oracle Database Upgrades on Docker


DBA & Infrasturcture

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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

Lecture details

Type: Lecture
Level of difficulty: Detailed
Experience Level: Experienced
Desirable listeners function: DBA , Developers
Group of activity: DBA & Infrasturcture

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