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12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux and UNIX-Based Operating Systems

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Changes in This Release for Oracle Database Administrator's Reference

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Changes in Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)

This section describes changes in Oracle Database Administrator's Reference for Linux and UNIX-Based Operating Systems for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1).

New Features

The following is a list of new features or enhancements provided with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1):

  • PROCESSOR_GROUP_NAME Initialization Parameter

    PROCESSOR_GROUP_NAME specifies the name of the processor group in which an instance is running. This parameter is only supported on Linux x86-64 and Oracle Solaris 11 SRU 4.

    See "PROCESSOR_GROUP_NAME Initialization Parameter".

  • New Administrator Privileges

    Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) provides support for separation of duty for Oracle Database by introducing task-specific and least-privileged administrative privileges. These new privileges are SYSBACKUP for backup and recovery, SYSDG for Oracle Data Guard, and SYSKM for encryption key management.

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Deprecated Features

The following feature is deprecated in this release, and may be desupported in a future release.

Deprecation Announcement for Oracle Restart

Oracle Restart is a feature provided as part of Oracle Grid Infrastructure. Oracle Restart monitors and can restart Oracle Database instances, Oracle Net Listeners, and Oracle ASM instances. Oracle Restart is currently restricted to manage single instance Oracle Databases and Oracle ASM instances only, and is subject to desupport in future releases. Oracle continues to provide Oracle ASM as part of the Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation for Standalone and Cluster deployments.