Is it just me, or is oracle's effort to wards the DST seem to be a convoluted mess of notes, readme's, more notes and superseding items. Download this, this, this, this, and this, and possibly this but only if you have this and this. Version 4 of a patch? So, we go ahead and patch take the necessary downtime, and then version 5 comes out, we go ahead and patch, and version 6 comes out, we go ahead and ... well you get the point. Easier to shut everything down over the time change, manually set the time on the server and continue from there. Luckily we have only one system that uses timezones and the user group took this opportunity to punt it and purchase a newer system that does not.
Sigh... Rant over.
On a good note, the conversion is going along nicely. The consultants found some other consultants to help with the work load. All of the hardware and new network lines are in place and tested and we have a target date of April the 7th for the final move. The second test of the database move will happen 2nd week in March as that is when the consultants say they will have the first ready for user testing front end working.