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April 19

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Upgrades and Migrations
This month's session started with a half hour about fallback strategies: what to do if you run into a problem during the upgrade, compared with options for fallback after an upgrade.

Our Q&A segment (33:10) then covered topics such as comparing DBUA vs command-line upgrade, using RMAN to restore an earlier version database into a later version environment, and quite a discussion about patching.

Your Experts

Roy F Swonger
Roy F Swonger, Vice President, Database Upgrade and Utilities    
Roy Swonger is Vice President of Oracle Database Upgrade and Utilities, including the Database Upgrade scripts, Data Pump, SQL*Loader, and the Metadata API. Based in New Hampshire (about an hour north of Boston) in the US, Roy has managed this area of product development for more than 15 years.
Mike Dietrich
Mike Dietrich, Master Product Manager Database Upgrade and Migrations and Cloud    
Based in Bavaria, Germany, with over 25 years in IT, Mike is a Database Upgrade and Migration specialist. Mike facilities communication between customers/partners and the Oracle Upgrade Development team, as well as troubleshoots upgrade and migration issues.
Bill Beauregard
Bill Beauregard, Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle Utilities and Database Upgrades product manager