Friday, February 26, 2010

Oracle Applications R12.1 Platform Migration, Tip #2

I've been battling with expdp and impdp trying to get my database moved to a different platform (more on that later).  During the course of events, I decided that I had to apply the patches to my $OH to make sure I was up to date.  However, when I used opatch to apply, I got the following error:

ApplySession failed: Patch ID is null.
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

OPatch failed with error code 73

Seems you have to be on the latest version of OPatch (patch 6880880) in order to apply it successfully.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This is the best set of instructions I've seen for how to use Malwarebytes.  I just used it to help me get rid of "Vista Internet Security".  Bastards.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oracle Applications R12.1 Platform Migration

I've mostly been following note 741818.1 to migrate my R12.1 db from 10gR2 on Solaris to 11gR1 on Linux.  One gotcha, though, is that tablespace quotas must be re-assigned between step 4.3 and 4.4.  I generated a little script off the source db using dba_ts_quotas.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Learned from Niall Litchfield that there is a HTML version of Metalink called