Issues encountered after applying Database Proactive Bundle Patch + OJVM PSU

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I have to admit that I always volunteer at work when a patching has to be done. I like patching. Not the patching process itself, but the learning process. Sometimes it even helps me get better at troubleshooting.
Today I just want to gather in one post a few things that came up after applying Database Proactive Bundle Patch + OJVM PSU, hoping this can help someone somewhere 🙂 I will update this post later if I encouter new issues.

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Checklist to determine if an Oracle schema is self-contained

For a few months, I have been working on massive migrations of Oracle 10g/11g databases on Solaris to 12c on Linux. Most of these databases are highly consolidated with several schemas (no PDBs of course), and these schemas are used by different applications. These applications have supposedly nothing do to with each other. Of course, those applications being different, they follow different roadmaps. Knowing this, it was quite impossible to migrate the whole database at once, and schema-by-schema migration was relevant and comfortable for everybody.

I realized that the main challenge to address was not technical complexity, it was more about understanding the muddle between schemas that should be distinct.
Everytime I had to migrate another schema, I wondered : Is this particular schema “self-contained” ? Can I move it with Datapump from one database to another “as is”, with minimum work and error handling ?
I knew DBMS_TTS.TRANSPORT_SET_CHECK procedure could be helpful at tablespace level, but I needed information at schema level.

I still have no magic wand to separate dependant schemas, but at least I have a checklist to identify wether a schema is self-contained or not.

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