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Oracle 11gR2 to patch with 11.2.0.3

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Hello,

I need to patch an Oracle 11gR2 with 11.2.0.3.
I know that the patch 11.2.0.3 is a full install.

On my install process I noticed that the oracle home directory must be different :

Existing path for 11.2.0.1:
/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.1/db_1

- New path planned for 11.2.0.3:
/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0.3/db_1

- The path on the oracle user .bash_profile must pointing on the new path
- All the oracle services /listener must be stoped

- A database backup must be done with RMAN

- I know that I must start the patch install : ./runInstaller
--- > It will install the new oracle core 11.2.0.3 on the new home directory

- I suppose that I don't need to install a new database during the install process ! ?

and after what is the process to patch/upgrade the DATABASE itself ???? :-| (use dbua (upgrade assistant) to upgrade the db or I don't know why ?)

Thanks for your answers

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