How to clone Oracle Software (11g/12c/18c) fast and easy on Linux and AIX

For AIX there is an extra step. When I ran the clone.pl on AIX, I got the following message: [oracle@PROD software]$ $ORACLE_HOME/perl/bin/perl $ORACLE_HOME/clone/bin/clone.pl ORACLE_BASE=/app/oracle ORACLE_HOME=/app/oracle/product/18.0.0.0/db ORACLE_HOME_NAME=OH_18000 Your platform requires the root user to perform certain pre-clone OS preparation. The root user should run the shell script ‘rootpre.sh’ before you proceed with cloning. rootpre.sh can be…

Time to upgrade the OPatch

As the title suggest, it’s time to upgrade the OPatch. This is what I got when I wanted to apply a patch (namely 20760982) to a 11.2.0.4 database (linux): [oracle@server 20760982]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.4 Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved. Oracle Home : /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.4 Central Inventory : /u01/app/oracle/oraInv from…