When you are a sensible person, you patch regularly your Oracle database. After a few years, maybe you noticed that the $ORACLE_HOME increased size from new ~7 GB to …. 26 GB!
$ du -hs /u00/app/oracle/product/19.18.0 26G /u00/app/oracle/product/19.18.0
Looking better, you find the culprit is the hidden directory
$ du -hs /u00/app/oracle/product/19.18.0/.patch_storage 17G /u00/app/oracle/product/19.18.0/.patch_storage
Today I show how a new option from OPatch allowed me to regain 11 GB of disk space in a couple of minutes. In a supported way.
Last year I had already presented other options to recover space from Oracle Patching. Below I remind them, but todays post is about the latest and improved way that OPatch tool has to keep only the usual needed patch backups.Read More