Friday afternoon – updating Oracle XE


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

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


SQL> sho user

SQL> select * from v$version;

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release - Beta
PL/SQL Release - Beta
CORE      Beta
TNS for 32-bit Windows: Version - Beta
NLSRTL Version - 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  ;

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

Sorry Sergio, i think i recked it…


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Marco Gralike, working for AMIS Services BV as a Principal Oracle Database Consultant in the Netherlands, has experience as a DBA since 1994 (Oracle 6). Marco is also eager and skillful in other fields, like Operating System Administration and Application Servers, mainly to find working, performing solutions. Marco has been specializing in Oracle XMLDB, since 2003, focusing on his old love, database administration and performance. He is an Oracle XMLDB enthusiast ever since. He is also a dedicated contributor of the Oracle User Group community, helping people with their steep XMLDB learning curve. To this purpose, Marco also devoted his personal blog site to XMLDB and other Oracle issues. Marco is a member of the OakTable network and an Oracle ACE Director (specialization Oracle XMLDB).

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