Friday afternoon – updating Oracle XE

I had nothing really to do this afternoon, so i updated Oracle XE (10.2.0.1 Beta) with the Oracle (standard database) patch 10.2.0.2, that is…only the data dictionary part.

Just to check if this could be done and if some limitations were data dictionary based… πŸ˜‰

Alas?

SQL> sho USER
USER IS "SYS"
 
SQL> SELECT * FROM v$version;
 
BANNER
----------------------------------------------------------------
Oracle DATABASE 10g Express Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Beta
PL/SQL Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Beta
CORE    10.2.0.1.0      Beta
TNS FOR 32-bit Windows: Version 10.2.0.1.0 - Beta
NLSRTL Version 10.2.0.1.0 - Beta
 
....
SQL> CREATE tablespace oversized
  2  datafile ‘c:\oraclexe\oradata\xe\oversized.dbf’ SIZE 5G
  3  ;
 
CREATE tablespace oversized
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-12952: 
The request exceeds the maximum allowed DATABASE SIZE OF 4 GB
 
SQL> CREATE DATABASE link test01
     CONNECT TO system IDENTIFIED BY manager USING ‘LAB.AMIS.NL’;
 
DATABASE link created.
 
SQL> SELECT * FROM global_name@test01
 2  ;
 
GLOBAL_NAME
——————————————————————————–
LAB.AMIS.NL

14 objects were invalid afterwards and a lot of synonyms, probably APEX / HTMLDB related.

Sorry Sergio, i think i recked it…

Marco

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