Thursday, 27 August 2009

WARNING! Recovering data file 1 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file

Introduction:

We use EMC BCV feature to clone our production database, and it was all working fine, but suddenly we started getting the errors , on recovery process. Following were the errors..

"WARNING! Recovering data file 1 from a fuzzy file. If not the current fileit might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command."

Troubleshooting and Resolution:

It was very interesting situation, as the same process which we were following was not working suddenly, our team tried the same procedure twice and every time they got the errors on recovery process. And we were following the below BCV cloning procedure.

Steps for cloning by use of BCV:

1- put the production database in backup mode.

2- sync the BCV volumes.

3- split the BCV volumes.

4- take the production database out of backup mode.

5- start the recovery on the cloned database.

6- open the database after successfull recovery.


We tried twice with the same proceudre but we were getting following errors..
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ALTER DATABASE RECOVER database using backup controlfile until cancel
Wed Aug 6 13:03:00 2009
Media Recovery Start
WARNING! Recovering data file 1 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file
it might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command.
WARNING! Recovering data file 2 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file
it might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command.
WARNING! Recovering data file 3 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file
it might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command.
WARNING! Recovering data file 4 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file
it might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command.
WARNING! Recovering data file 5 from a fuzzy file. If not the current file
it might be an online backup taken without entering the begin backup command.
---------------------------------------------

and we opend the cases with Oracle and EMC, but the error was showing some thing not correct with some of the procedure, either the production database didnt go properly in the backup mode, but when we checked the alert log, the database went to backup mode correctly, and it came out of the backup mode properly. Having seen the alert log, we suspected that something went wrong with BCV etc. But we were not sure, as we didnt get any error messages during the BCV sync and split.

Then we decided to give a one more try with the same procedure, and when we checked the team, they were not following the listed procedure, as they were doing split of the BCV after taking the database out of backup mode, whereas they should have done the split before the database taken out of backup mode. When we followed the same listed procedure, every thing was ok, and we were able to do successfull recovery of the database and able to open the database. :)








Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Oracle APPS related documents

Oracle APPS related documents
I found the following document list from metalink note # 828157.1, this is complete Oracle APPS library which surely is very useful for every APPS professional.

And here are the document list, which is an asset for every APPS professional.

Document List

Java
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Note 418664.1 Overview of Using Java with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 455492.1 Using Latest Update of Java 6.0 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 384249.1 Using Latest Update of JDK 5.0 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

Note 300482.1 Overview of Using Java with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
Note 401561.1 Using J2SE Version 6 with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
Note 304099.1 Using J2SE Version 5.0 with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i, Release 11.5.10
Note 246105.1 Upgrading to J2SE 1.4.2 with Oracle Applications 11i
Note 130091.1 Upgrading Oracle Applications 11i to use JDK 1.3


JRE/Jinitiator
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Note 389422.1 Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 393931.1 Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

Note 285218.1 Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 11i
Note 290807.1 Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
Note 124606.1 Upgrading JInitiator with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i


Forms
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Note 437878.1 Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 750359.1 Upgrading to Previous Version of OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 384241.1 Using Forms Socket Mode with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 438652.1 R12 Forms Runtime Diagnostics (FRD), Tracing And Logging For Forms In Oracle Applications

Note 125767.1 Upgrading Developer 6i with Oracle Applications 11i
Note 232313.1 Information on Previous Versions of Developer 6i Patchsets
Note 150168.1 Obtaining Forms Runtime Diagnostics (FRD) In Oracle Applications 11i
Note 760250.1 Diagnosing Forms Mouse Focus Problems Using JRE in Release 11i


OracleAS
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Note 454811.1 Upgrading to the Latest OracleAS 10g 10.1.3.x Patch Set in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 743518.1 Starting up AS10g services in an EBusiness Suite Release 12 environment


JDBC
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Note 557194.1 monitor_jdbc_conn.sql - Script to monitor JDBC connections in Apps eBusiness Suite


JVM
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Note 362851.1 Guidelines to setup the JVM in Apps Ebusiness Suite 11i and R12
Note 567551.1 Configuring various JVM tuning parameters for Oracle E-Business suite 11i and R12
Note 370583.1 Basic troubleshooting of JVM consuming cpu or too many JDBC connections in Apps 11i


Apache/mod_jserv
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Note 230688.1 11i Basic Apache/mod_jserv Troubleshooting with Hello.class


Debug/Trace
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Note 422419.1 R12 - How To Enable and Collect Debug for HTTP, OC4J and OPMN
Note 443671.1 R12 - Collecting Configuration Information for HTTP, OC4J and OPMN
Note 427848.1 How to Enable Execution Context ID (ECID) in the R12 access_log
Note 455154.1 R12: How To Obtain A Thread Dump When OC4J is shutdown

Note 603390.1 How To Create a User Event Trace in R11i / R12


OA Framework
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Note 391554.1 Oracle Application Framework Documentation Resources, Release 12

Note 275880.1 Oracle Application Framework Release 11i Documentation Road Map
Note 275875.1 Oracle Application Framework Troubleshooting Release 11i (11.5.10)
Note 357597.1 How To Generate A SQL Trace In OA Framework For Oracle Applications


WebCache
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Note 380486.1 Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10g and Oracle E-Business Suite 12
Note 306653.1 Installing and Configuring Web Cache 10.1.2 and Oracle E-Business Suite 11i


JDeveloper
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Note 330236.1 Configuring JDeveloper For Use With Oracle Applications 11i and R12
Note 357218.1 Troubleshooting JDeveloper setup for Oracle Applications
Note 787209.1 How to find the correct version of JDeveloper to use with eBusiness Suite 11i or Release 12


Performance
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Note 244040.1 bde_last_analyzed.sql - Verifies CBO Statistics
Note 74605.1 bde_chk_cbo.sql - Reports Database Initialization Parameters related to an Apps 12 or 11i instance
Note 396009.1 Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle Applications Release 12
Note 216205.1 Database Initialization Parameters for Oracle Applications 11i
Note 744143.1 Tuning performance on eBusiness suite
Note 169935.1 Troubleshooting Oracle Applications Performance Issues
Note 244040.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Recommended Performance Patches


Security
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Note 738923.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 Critical Patch Update note (January 2009)
Note 403537.1 Best Practices for Securing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 189367.1 Best Practices for Securing the E-Business Suite Release 11i


Ihelp
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Note 740834.1 R12: Troubleshooting iHelp


Advanced Configurations
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Note 380483.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Additional Configuration and Deployment Options
Note 217368.1 Advanced Configurations and Topologies for Enterprise Deployments of E-Business Suite 11i
Note 233428.1 Sharing the Application Tier File System in Oracle Applications 11i
Note 233436.1 Installing Oracle Application Server 10g with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i
Note 364439.1 Tips and Queries for Troubleshooting Advanced Topologies


DMZ
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Note 380490.1 Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Configuration in a DMZ
Note 726953.1 Case History: Implementing a Reverse Proxy Alone in the DMZ Configuration - R12
Note 287176.1 DMZ Configuration with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i
Note 438744.1 Case History: Implementing a Reverse Proxy Alone in a DMZ Configuration - 11i
Note 460564.1 Hints and Tips for Troubleshooting the URL Firewal


Loadbalancer
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Note 380489.1 Using Load-Balancers with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 727171.1 Implementing Load Balancing On Oracle E-Business Suite - Documentation For Specific Load Balancer Hardware
Note 601694.1 How To Check Session Persistence On BigIP F5 And Cisco Ace Load Balancer Appliances
Note 603325.1 Using Cisco ACE Series Application Control Engine with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12


SSL
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Note 376700.1 Using SSL with Oracle E-Business Suit Release 12
Note 123718.1 11i A Guide to Understanding and Implementing SSL for Oracle Applications


Portal
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Note 305918.1 Using Oracle Portal 10g with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i


SSO/OID
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Note 376811.1 Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 with 10g AS Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On

Note 261914.1 Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i with Oracle Internet Directory and Oracle Single Sign-On
Note 444573.1 Basic checks for user integration when using Oracle E-Business Suite 11i with Oracle AS 10g


Webcenter
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Note 557221.1 Oracle WebCenter 10g Application Creation and Deployment Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12


Secure Enterprise Search
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Note 566097.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search Release Notes, Release 12.1.1
Note 744820.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search Best Practices, Release 12
Note 462377.1 Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search, Release 12
Note 740499.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search Release Notes, Release 12.0.6
Note 726239.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search Troubleshooting Guidelines, Release 12


SOA/BPEL/Webservices
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Note 556540.1 Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1
Note 726414.1 Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Troubleshooting Guide, Release 12
Note 755067.1 Using Oracle BPEL 10g with E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1
Note 755069.1 EBS R12 Packager and Adapters for External Application Servers
Note 782455.1 How Can I Expose E-Business Suite Integration Interfaces as Web Services in Release 11i and R12.0


MWA
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Note 782162.1 MWA Troubleshooting Tips for Release 12
Note 269991.1 MWA Troubleshooting Tips for Release 11i


Certified/Supported
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http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenchan/certifications.html
Note 363827.1 Rebaselined Oracle Applications Technology Components for Releases 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, and 11.5.10


WEBADI
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Note 417692.1 Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting Web ADI (Web Applications Desktop Integrator)
Note 452452.1 R12 Installing, Configuring and Toubleshooting Web ADI (Web Applications Desktop Integrator)
Note 294739.1 How to enable tracing for WEBADI
Note 726989.1 List of Patches in Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) for Releases 11i and 12


Diagnostics
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Note 167000.1 E-Business Suite Diagnostics Installation Guide
Note 421245.1 E-Business Suite Diagnostics References for R12
Note 179661.1 E-Business Suite Diagnostics 11i Test Catalog


Installation
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Note 761564.1 Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Linux x86
Note 402310.1 Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade notes Release 12 (12.0) for Linux (32-bit)
Note 406982.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 12 with Rapid Clone
Note 559518.1 Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 RAC-Enabled Systems with Rapid Clone

Note 421409.1 Unbreakable Linux enviroment check before R12 install
Note 458533.1 How to Enable Enterprise Manager on the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
Note 603716.1 Using AS10g AS Control with eBusiness Suite Rel 12
Note 452120.1 How to locate the log files and troubleshoot RapidWiz for R12
Note 316806.1 Oracle Applications Installation Update notes, Release 11i (11.5.10.2)
Note 230672.1 Cloning Oracle Applications Release 11i with Rapid Clone

Note 207296.1 How to Find out Linux Version Information?


Database
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Note 454750.1 Oracle Apps Release 12 with Oracle Database 10.2.0 interoperability notes
Note 735276.1 Interoperability notes E-Business Suite R12 with Oracle Database 11gR1
Note 388577.1 Configuring Oracle Applications Release 12 with 10g R2 RAC
Note 466649.1 Using Oracle 11g Release 1 Real Application Clusters and Automatic Storage Management with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

Note 216550.1 Oracle Applications Release 11i with Oracle9i Release 2 (9.2.0)
Note 362203.1 Oracle Applications Release 11i with Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2.0)
Note 452783.1 Oracle Applications Release 11i with Oracle 11g Release 1 (11.1.0)
Note 362135.1 Configuring Oracle Applications Release 11i with 10g R2 RAC and ASM

Note 554539.1 Using Database Partitioning with Oracle E-Business Suite

Friday, 21 August 2009

Oracle APPS 12i Best Practices

Oracle APPS 12i Best Practices

I wanted to share a very nice document on Oracle Metalink, it is a MUST READ for every Oracle APPS professional.... so here you go....

Subject: Best Practices for Adopting Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 12
Doc Id: 580299.1

Friday, 14 August 2009

Report Server issue in Oracle 9i Application Server R2 .....

Introduction:
This post is related to describe the Report server issue with Oracle 9i AS R2. For this release of Application Server, the X Server is mandatory to run the report server. If there is any issue with the X Server then the Report Server will not work and users would be waiting to print their reprots.

Troubleshooting and Resolution:
We faced interesting issue with our reprot server for Oracle 9i AS R2. And following is procedure by which we successfully resolved the report server issues.

--> Report Server was not coming up, and the error message was following.

Error
REP-50001: Server is initializing

We waited a lot, but it was showing "REP-50001: Server is initializing", the command to run the report server was not throwing the following error after some time:

REP-56097: Engine rwEng-0 callback timeout

We used following command to run the report server:

./rwserver.sh server=rep_testserver4

and it was throwing error REP-56097, even we created different report server with different names, but the behavior was same, it was always throwing REP-50001, REP-56097.

Also we gathered the traces, but no clue was there, also X Server was working fine, in our case we were using vnc X Server. We raised a SR with Oracle Support, and they did many testings with the report server, but nothing worked.

And suddenly what we did we tried to check the X Server from vnc viewer and the report server windows was displayed as soon as we got the X Server console, and when we executed the reports it was all working. So the clue was we had to open the vnc X server console once to get the reports windows, and every thing was working fine. And later we closesd that vnc X Server window, and even then the reports were working all fine.

In Oracle 10g AS R2, there is no requirement for X Server for reports server. We would be migrating our Oracle 9i AS R2 to Oracle 10g AS R2 soon.

Monday, 10 August 2009

How to apply patch in Oracle Financials 11i

Introduction:
The following document shows how to apply patch in Oracle Financials 11i with multi node isntallation.

Steps to apply patch:
These steps assuems that Oralce Financials 11i is installed on 2 nodes. Following are the details.

node1 : Concurrent Manager and Database
node2: Forms and Webserver

Patch is always applied on the recommendations of Oracle support, and norally they fix some bugs or they enhance some functionality.

The patch can contain the driver files, they can be either "copy", "database" and "generate" driver files. Or they can be in "unified" driver files.

Following steps show how to apply the patch which contains "c", "d" and "g" driver files.

1- Copy the patch on each node.
2- Shutdown all the services on Application tiere, only the database and listener should remain up and running.
3- Enable the maintenance mode by using "adadmin" tool.
4- Start the "adpatch" utility to apply the patch in the following order.
a- run the copy (c.drv) on every APPL_TOP of every node.
b- run the database driver (d.drv) from administration node.
c- run the generate (g.drv) on every APPL_TOP of Application nodes.
5- Disable the maintenance mode.
6- Restart the services.
7- Check the Applications by running one request.