How to Manually Upgrade Your ADW Instances From 18c to 19c
In a recent newsletter (April 08, 2020) I mentioned that Oracle Database 19c is now available on Autonomous Database for all regions. The default version for all new databases is 19c and going forward, most new Autonomous Database features will only be available for databases using Oracle Database 19c. Around this time, you should have noticed some new messages appearing on your ADW console if your ADW instance was using Database version 18c. At the top of screen a new information banner appeared:
and next to the Database version information there was another information message:
This was to let everyone know that it's possible to manually upgrade to Database 19c right now. Of course, we will be automatically upgrading instances during September and email notifications from the Cloud Ops team will be sent shortly that will outline the plans for upgrading instances.