Last week, at 27/August/2019, ZDLRA team released the new major version 19.2 (188.8.131.52.1) of Recovery Appliance Software. As always, some new features like supported databases, but some downsides too.
The main features for the software side:
- Support for 19c databases.
- Improved way to apply the patch (the rpm installation is not anymore manual).
- Improved way to rollback the patch in some cases.
Other changes that deserve the hint:
- Runs over 19.4 version of GRID and RDBMS.
- Runs over Exadata System Software 184.108.40.206.0 (this means OEL 7) for DB and Storage.
- Updated version for TFA, Exachk, and OEDA; all 19.x version.
About database support, one details that still remains is the lack of support for PDB connection at RMAN. Still needs to do the connection using CDB, and backup PDB from there.
For update, the ZDLRA/Recovery Appliance the only supported path is from RECOVERY APPLIANCE 220.127.116.11.2-201907-30111072. So, you need to upgrade to the last 12.2 version of the library and after upgrade to the 19.2.
The docs were updated too to 192. And you can check here.
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