Posts Tagged “11g”

Approx. 4 months after the Linux release, the Windows version of 11gR2 arrived on OTN silently.

Just 64bit version for the moment, but I’m sure the 32bit version will follow soon. Considering the fact there is nothing on corporate blogs or on eDelivery, I’m sure they will make it public after both version will be available, most probably after Easter.

Regarding the version itself, I used the beta versions and will definitely recommend it.

LATER UPDATE (6th of April): 32bit version has just arrived on OTN here.



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Yes, it finally arrived! Check this out!

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I’ve been told that there is no way to connect to a SQL Server 2005 named instance from SQL Developer. That’s not necessary true, but it’s strange.

A bit of background information: SQL Developer is connecting to SQL Server through JTDS opensource driver. The driver said that it cannot support named instances. On the other hand, in the connection string, there is a syntax for named instance, like “instance=your_instance“.
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oracle_11g_database1. Introduction
First, you need to make sure that you have enough space. As space was never a big concern for Oracle (but performance yes), make sure that you have at least 10 GB free disk space.
Second, make sure that you have the latest Windows SP and loopback adapter installed and configured if you are using DHCP. How? See this.

Download the latest 11g release ( now) and don’t be scared about the size 🙂
If you have a Metalink account, you can also download the last update ( now, patchset 6890831) and don’t be scared about the size 🙂
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oracle_10g-databaseoracle_11g_databasewindows-2008-logoI ran a migration workshop last week and had a partner who tried to install Oracle on a Windows 2008 Server.
Here are the today’s certification status:
– Oracle DB 10gR2 is certified
– Oracle DB 11gR1 is NOT certified yet, but projected
– Hyper-V and Server Core in Windows 2008 are not supported by Oracle

According to the last statement of direction, the timeframe for certification/support of 11g on Windows Server 2008 is 1st quarter 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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