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Doing an Oracle patch update the right way is no easy task

30 April 2013

According to Kaberi Nayak, the action of actually applying an Oracle patch update isn't even the hard part. What's more difficult is figuring out which patch is the right one.

"Applying the patches doesn't take that much time," said Nayak, a senior Oracle application DBA and member of the Oracle Applications Users Group board of directors. "What takes up the most time is the research into finding the right patch."

The confusion over Oracle patches comes from several different directions, according to Nayak, who spoke at this week’s Oracle Collaborate users’ conference. But there are a few pieces of advice that can help administrators ensure that the process of finding and applying the right patch goes as smoothly as possible.

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