Daily Maintenance Operations

Daily maintenance is an automated process that performs the following operations:

  • Create maintenance snapshot called Artifact Snapshot
  • Apply any required patches (for example, monthly updates, weekly patches, one-off patches)
  • Adjust configurations, such as caches
  • Analyze all the activities performed and logs created during the last 24 hours and create the Activity Report

The new maintenance snapshot replaces the previous snapshot. Oracle recommends that you download the snapshot daily to backup the environment. See Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud environments are stopped during the daily maintenance to create Essbase backup and to apply the required patches. After that, the environment is restarted and is available only to Service Administrators while the maintenance process backs up the database.

Because environments are not available to users during the maintenance window, the Service Administrator should identify a one-hour period when no one uses the service. Any connected user will be logged off and unsaved data will be lost.


To allow users to save their data, EPM Cloud displays a notice of impending maintenance 15 minutes before the maintenance process starts.

Some services may perform additional maintenance operations. For example, Planning Modules, Account Reconciliation, and Financial Consolidation and Close may require additional maintenance time for content upgrade.

Default Maintenance Start Time

The default maintenance start time is between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. local time of the data center that hosts your environment. If you do not reset the default start time for an environment, Oracle randomizes it to start between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. local time of the data center. After you select a maintenance start time, Oracle honors your selection.

Additionally, because of planned daily maintenance, the status of the environment in My Services console is always displayed as Planned Maintenance (in yellow) even if your environment has no other planned maintenance for the day.
EPM Cloud Impacted status