7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 12:54 AM by 965150 RSS

    Oracle 11gR2 to patch with 11.2.0.3

    965150
      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