Friday night/Saturday morning I updated blackboard from
build .576 to build .593 (6.3 app pak 3 service pak 2 hot fix3)
Due to the extent of our customization, this was not as easy as seemed it world be. First the test system failed to update properly but this was easily corrected.
Then the production update failed in an entirly different way. The update completed but our custom
auth module would not install properly. Somehow, one of the configuration files got corrupted. The corruption was a single space which made it very hard to find.
All in all this part of the bb updates took ~4 hours to complete.
Other work completed:
All servers flashed to latest RAC firmware, latest ESM,
latest internal RAID drivers and firmware.
SQL SP4 patches
Log rotator work.