318: Upgrading Your Databases to 11g: Avoiding Pitfalls and Ensuring Success
Maria Anderson , Petro-Canada    Biography

Objectives: Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the database upgrade process.
An appreciation for developing a solid test plan prior to upgrading a database will be attained.
Attendees will learn about the specific steps involved in an 11g database upgrade.
Abstract: Oracle databases, and the applications they support, continue to become more mission critical to organizations making it challenging to perform timely database upgrades. Database upgrades must be tested exhaustively and the expectation is often that a production upgrade will be performed flawlessly. To ensure a successful database upgrade, extensive planning and testing are essential, as is a good understanding of the entire upgrade process. This presentation will cover the basics of a database upgrade and, in addition, walk through the specific steps involved in an upgrade to Oracle Database 11g. In conclusion, a discussion of lessons learned will provide participants with information about what works well and what to avoid throughout the upgrade process.

Audiernce Focus: DBA
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Database
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Time: 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM