Upgrading timezone manually in 12c

After manual upgrade from 12.1.0.2 to 12.2.0.1 oracle pre/post upgrade scripts required to upgrade timezone manually.

Our database was using timezone datafile version 18 and the target 12.2.0.1.0 database ships with timezone datafile version 26.

Updating timezone is somehow complicated process.

I will provide you with the steps that we have used:

The whole steps are described on metalink note : Doc ID 1509653.1

  1. Check the current version

SQL> select TZ_VERSION from registry$database;

TZ_VERSION
———-
18

  1. Check aslo
SQL> SELECT PROPERTY_NAME, SUBSTR(property_value, 1, 30) value
 FROM DATABASE_PROPERTIES
 WHERE PROPERTY_NAME LIKE 'DST_%'
 ORDER BY PROPERTY_NAME;

PROPERTY_NAME                VALUE
 --------------------------- ----------

DST_PRIMARY_TT_VERSION      18
DST_SECONDARY_TT_VERSION    0
DST_UPGRADE_STATE           NONE

If DST_PRIMARY_TT_VERSION is <the old DST version number>, DST_SECONDARY_TT_VERSION  is 0 and  DST_UPGRADE_STATE is NONE then continue, otherwise you need to see Note 1509653.1

  1.  Purge recyclebin
sqlplus / as sysdba
purge dba_recyclebin;

–this alter session might speed up DBMS_DST on some db’s
— see Bug 10209691 / Bug 12658443

alter session set "_with_subquery"=materialize;

— to avoid the issue in note 1407273.1

alter session set "_simple_view_merging"=TRUE;

— start prepare window , these steps will NOT update any data yet.

exec DBMS_DST.BEGIN_PREPARE(26);

— truncate logging tables if they exist.

TRUNCATE TABLE SYS.DST$TRIGGER_TABLE;
TRUNCATE TABLE sys.dst$affected_tables;
TRUNCATE TABLE sys.dst$error_table;

SQL> select * from sys.dst$affected_tables;
no rows selected

SQL> select * from sys.dst$error_table;
no rows selected

–If there is no error then end the prepare

EXEC DBMS_DST.END_PREPARE;

5. If error_table is empty we can run the actual timezone upgrade

sqlplus / as sysdba
shutdown immediate;
startup upgrade;

purge dba_recyclebin;
TRUNCATE TABLE SYS.DST$TRIGGER_TABLE;
TRUNCATE TABLE sys.dst$affected_tables;
TRUNCATE TABLE sys.dst$error_table;
EXEC DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO.SET_CLIENT_INFO('upg_tzv')

alter session set "_with_subquery"=materialize;
alter session set "_simple_view_merging"=TRUE;

exec DBMS_DST.BEGIN_PREPARE(26);

SQL> SELECT * FROM sys.dst$error_table;
no rows selected

SQL> SELECT PROPERTY_NAME, SUBSTR(property_value, 1, 30) value
FROM DATABASE_PROPERTIES
WHERE PROPERTY_NAME LIKE 'DST_%'
ORDER BY PROPERTY_NAME;

PROPERTY_NAME              VALUE
-------------------------  ------------------------------------
DST_PRIMARY_TT_VERSION     26
DST_SECONDARY_TT_VERSION   18
DST_UPGRADE_STATE          UPGRADE

— some oracle provided users may be listed here, that is normal

SQL> SELECT OWNER, TABLE_NAME, UPGRADE_IN_PROGRESS
FROM ALL_TSTZ_TABLES
where UPGRADE_IN_PROGRESS='YES';

shutdown immediate
startup

alter session set "_with_subquery"=materialize;
alter session set "_simple_view_merging"=TRUE;

— now upgrade the tables who need action

VAR numfail number
BEGIN
DBMS_DST.UPGRADE_DATABASE(:numfail,
parallel => TRUE,
log_errors => TRUE,
log_errors_table => 'SYS.DST$ERROR_TABLE',
log_triggers_table => 'SYS.DST$TRIGGER_TABLE',
error_on_overlap_time => FALSE,
error_on_nonexisting_time => FALSE);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Failures:'|| :numfail);
END;
/

 — this select should return now rows

SELECT * FROM sys.dst$error_table;

 — if there where no failures then end the upgrade.

VAR fail number
BEGIN
DBMS_DST.END_UPGRADE(:fail);
DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Failures:'|| :fail);
END;
/

— Check

SQL> SELECT * FROM v$timezone_file;

FILENAME                VERSION     CON_ID
-------------------- ---------- ----------
timezlrg_26.dat              26          0

SQL> SELECT PROPERTY_NAME, SUBSTR(property_value, 1, 30) value
FROM DATABASE_PROPERTIES
WHERE PROPERTY_NAME LIKE 'DST_%'
ORDER BY PROPERTY_NAME;

PROPERTY_NAME             VALUE
-----------------         ----------
DST_PRIMARY_TT_VERSION    26
DST_SECONDARY_TT_VERSION  18
DST_UPGRADE_STATE         NONE

–Check the following:

SELECT VERSION FROM v$timezone_file;

VERSION 
-------------
26
select TZ_VERSION from registry$database;

TZ_VERSION  
---------
18

–if they differ after an upgrade then updating registry$database can be done by

conn / as sysdba
update registry$database 
set TZ_VERSION = (select version 
                  FROM   v$timezone_file);
commit;

 

 

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