You all are probably aware that over the weekend of 23rd August, the Oracle Forums underwent an upgrade. I would not bother clicking on the link though, chances are you will end up seeing something like this:
I would not say the upgrade has gone well.
The above was taken on Wednesday at 09:30am BST, some 5 days after the upgrade began and there seems to be pretty much a continual outage, though maybe it’s working for you?
Sure, I’m gutted that I can’t spend some time prowling the forums looking for a question to answer. I hope Oracle are going to be open about what has gone wrong.
I think it is very interesting that a company the size of Oracle’s with huge resources of talent and money have had such a debacle. Perhaps, the forum is not considered mission critical inside of Oracle, and I can see that something like Metalink is far more critical from a customer service point of view.
That being said if Oracle can frankly make a right hash of an upgrade, what chance is there for the rest of us?
Of course maybe the forums are actually backended with a mysql db 😉 However if Oracle are after any consultancy regarding Dataguard, my rates are quite reasonable!