Oracle Database Upgrades

Oracle
Database Upgrades

Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 provides the latest in efficient, reliable, secure data management for mission-critical on-line transaction processing applications, query-intensive data warehouses, and cloud applications. The right planning, preparation, and upgrade steps will make the upgrade process simpler, faster, and more predictable from start to finish.

Oracle Database Compatibility Matrix

Wondering which prior releases are supported for direct upgrade to Oracle Database 12c Release 2? Check out the Database Server Upgrade/Downgrade Compatibility Matrix.

Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant

If you plan on using the Oracle Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) to perform your upgrade of a non-CDB, the Complete Checklist for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 using DBUA (Doc ID 2189854.1) provides a check list for review prior to performing an automated upgrade. If you would like to use DBUA to upgrade a multitenant container database, the Complete Checklist for Upgrading Oracle 12.2 Container Database (CDB) to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) using DBUA (Doc ID 2240413.1) provides a check list for review.

Manual Database Upgrades

If you are planning a manual upgrade of a non-CDB database, the Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to Non-CDB Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (Doc ID 2173141.1) provides a check list for review prior to performing a manual upgrade. For a multitenant container database, the Complete checklist for Manual Upgrade for Multtienant Architecture Oracle Databases from 12.1.x.x to 12.2.x.x (Doc ID 2173144.1) provides a check list for all of the steps involved in upgrading a CDB.
 

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