When you’re up to your ears in a database upgrade project, like an upgrade to Oracle 12c, you begin to look forward to little things.
Like going a few hours with no system notifications or text messages from your DevOps team.
Like buying lunch in the cafeteria and actually getting to eat it there, instead of at your desk.
Like getting home in time to watch Jeopardy! with the kids.
Of course, you could spend an entire career performing upgrades and running migration projects, and never hit all three of those, or any of your favorite little things. But looking forward to them is always the light at the end of the tunnel.
If you want to achieve some of those little things while you’re in the middle of your migration or upgrade project, have a look at our new e-book, Simplify Your Migrations and Upgrades. We wrote it to give you some high-level perspective before you get bogged down in the project itself.
Part 1 takes you through some of the basics on avoiding risk, downtime and long hours, including the five common pitfalls that afflict most migration projects:
Keep in mind the best ways to avoid those pitfalls:
Have a look at the e-book for more ideas on structuring your migration and upgrade projects. A half-hour of Jeopardy! with the kids beats a half-hour of DNS changes and node restarts any day.