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Oracle Patch

Hi All,

I need a clarification on metalink access..

i have a oracle metalink access (company account) , can we download the patches for personal use (to apply the patches on the oracle database which been freely downloaded from otn), if so is that is charged by oracle to my company?

Thanks....

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
My guess is NO.  The license is for your company to use.  My guess is that any use other than for official business would violate the license agreement.

Only Oracle legal and your companies legal departments can answer this for sure.
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
What patches are you looking to download?  The normal patchsets are available through OTN just by registering there.  You can download those for personal use.
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
This is the link for OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/downloads/index.html

You do not need a metalink account to get to use these downloads.
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manzoor_dbaAuthor Commented:
Hi Johnsone,

I meant the Patch sets. Eg to upgrade a oracle 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4

Thanks.
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johnsoneSenior Oracle DBACommented:
Yes, you should be able to download those from the ORB link I posted.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
From that link you aren't downloading 'patchsets'.  You are downloading full releases.  You cannot 'apply' them as part of an upgrade.

You can install them and migrate to the new release.
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manzoor_dbaAuthor Commented:
thanks
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Mind if I ask why the penalty of the B grade?  If you needed more information why didn't you ask?
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