Datapump bundle patches are special patches for datapump component of the Oracle database system, and can be applied “AFTER” the main database patch is applied…The RU (release update) patch needs to be already applied on the Oracle DB System.
its important to mention that this patch is considered “Non-Binary Online Patch” which means you can apply it while database is up and running fine. However, you need to make sure no datapump jobs are currently running while applying the patch.
The benefits of applying this patch are many…for example bug fixes for datapump component will be fixed, it will speed up datapump operations…etc.
First, check there are No pre-requisite conflicts:
$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -ph ./
Then, go to the directory where the datapump patch is located:
After that, apply the patch through OPATCH utility (use latest one)
[oracle@oracle-19c]$ $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 220.127.116.11.37
Copyright (c) 2023, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Oracle Home : /opt/oracle/product/19c/dbhome_1
Central Inventory : /opt/oracle/oraInventory
from : /opt/oracle/product/19c/dbhome_1/oraInst.loc
OPatch version : 18.104.22.168.37
OUI version : 22.214.171.124.0
Log file location : /opt/oracle/product/19c/dbhome_1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2023-04-20_15-38-36PM_1.log
Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks…
OPatch continues with these patches: 35261302
Do you want to proceed? [y|n]
User Responded with: Y
All checks passed.
Backing up files…
Applying interim patch ‘35261302’ to OH ‘/opt/oracle/product/19c/dbhome_1’
Patching component oracle.rdbms, 126.96.36.199.0…
Patching component oracle.rdbms.dbscripts, 188.8.131.52.0…
Patch 35261302 successfully applied.
Log file location: /opt/oracle/product/19c/dbhome_1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2023-04-20_15-38-36PM_1.log
Then, go to the OPATCH directory location and run datapatch perl script:
Log file for this invocation: /opt/oracle/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/sqlpatch_4829_2023_04_21_11_13_37/sqlpatch_invocation.log
Connecting to database…OK
Gathering database info…done
Note: Datapatch will only apply or rollback SQL fixes for PDBs
that are in an open state, no patches will be applied to closed PDBs.
Please refer to Note: Datapatch: Database 12c Post Patch SQL Automation
(Doc ID 1585822.1)
Bootstrapping registry and package to current versions…done
Error: prereq checks failed!
verify_queryable_inventory returned ORA-20001: Latest xml inventory is not loaded into table
Prereq check failed, exiting without installing any patches.
Please refer to MOS Note 1609718.1 and/or the invocation log
And, that’s it….its online operation without the need to be done in maintenance windows (database services shutdown activity).