Autoupgrade - Myths and Methods


Database & Infrastructure

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You may have heard about Autoupgrade—how it can upgrade dozens or hundreds of databases; run unattended or scheduled upgrades; identify and automatically fix problems; and automate pre- and post-upgrade steps. You may have also heard things like:- “Autoupgrade is only for large environments and it’s too much trouble for fewer than ten databases.”- “Configuration is time-consuming and challenging.”- “It only supports multiple, simultaneous upgrades.”- “Only a few, limited upgrade paths are supported.”- “It’s hard to use and slow.”- “It can’t migrate non-container databases and forces you to use pluggable databases.”- “Stick with proven, mature tools like Database Upgrade Assistant!”The truth is, Autoupgrade simplifies and streamlines the upgrade of even a single database. It’s easy to use and configure, fast and flexible. If Autoupgrade encounters a problem it can’t fix automatically, the process of identifying, fixing, and resuming an upgrade is straightforward.In this session, I share best practices and recommendations based on multiple real-world customer upgrades, including:- Why Autoupgrade is the method of choice for upgrading to 12cR2, 18c, 19c, and beyond- Planning and preparing for an Autoupgrade- Preparing a configuration for a single database in under a minute- Autoupgrade capabilities demonstrated, from simple to complex- Dealing with the unexpected, fixing issues, resuming jobs, and recovering from a failed upgrade

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Talk Attendence: Attendance in person
Level of difficulty: Detailed
Desirable listeners function: DBA , Team leader , Manager
Group of activity: Database & Infrastructure

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