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No, you can only log Service Requests, with Oracle Support, against fully supported products, such as Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Database Standard Edition 2, and all of the Oracle Database Cloud Services.
No, patches will not be released for XE. To obtain patches you must be on a fully supported release, such as Oracle Database Enterprise Edition or Oracle Database Standard Edition 2.
Yes, a Linux Docker image can be built using the Dockerfiles provided under https://github.com/oracle/docker-images
Oracle Database 18c XE supports up to:
For more information, please review the Oracle Database 18c XE Documentation.
Oracle Database Express Edition does not restrict in which environment it can be deployed. However, Oracle Database Express Edition is not supported and does not receive any patches, including security patches. Oracle recommends to run production deployments on fully supported Oracle Database editions or Cloud Services.
The full list of features included and not included in Oracle Database 18c XE can be seen in the Oracle Database 18c XE Documentation.
You can upgrade your XE environment by using Data Pump Export/Import functionality and transfer your data from the old XE environment to the new one.
For more information, please review Chapter 9, Exporting and Importing Data between Oracle Database XE 11.2 and 18c, in the installtion guides for Linux or Windows.
Direct upgrades from 11g XE to 18c XE are not supported!
Oracle Database XE PDBs can be plugged into EE CDBs of the same version.
Plugging an XE PDBs into SE2 CDBs is currently not supported. This feature is under investigation.
Plugging EE/SE2 PDBs into XE CDB is currently not supported. This feature is under investigation.
You can convert your character set by using Data Pump Export/Import to export the data, create a new database with your desired character set, and import the data again. For further information, please see the Database Utilities Documentation.
Oracle APEX is no longer included with the distribution. Instead you need to download the latest version from the Oracle APEX Home Page, and follow the Oracle APEX Installation Guide to install the latest version of Oracle APEX. If you are upgrading from Oracle Database XE 11g and have Oracle APEX installed, then follow Chapter 9.2, Exporting and Importing Data for Oracle Application Express (APEX) Users, in the installation guides for Linux or Windows.
No, go to the ORDS Home Page to learn how you can utilize ORDS and XE for RESTful application development, and to support Oracle APEX.