4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2013 9:42 PM by Srini Chavali-Oracle RSS

    Upgrading RDBMS


      I want to upgrade Database from to
      Kindly guide me step by step that what steps i have to perform as i am new to up-gradation process.

      I have to apply patch to upgrade or what?
        • 1. Re: Upgrading RDBMS
          Hemant K Chitale
          You will have to download (not anymore) as a set of patch files and then do an install of

          See Oracle Support article "Complete checklist for out-of-place manual upgrade from to [ID 1276368.1] "

          Hemant K Chitale
          • 2. Re: Upgrading RDBMS
            Please follow metalink note 1276368.1. Its a great note for manual upgrades.
            • 3. Re: Upgrading RDBMS
              It will be out of place upgrade, meaning that software even if its called patch, it is a standalone complete installation of and it cannot be applied on ORACLE_HOME.

              Create new ORACLE_HOME installation for and then perform DB upgrade like a normal way, pointing you database to be upgraded to ORACLE_HOME during upgrade.
              • 4. Re: Upgrading RDBMS
                Srini Chavali-Oracle
                Pl also see

                Important Changes to Oracle Database Patch Sets Starting With [ID 1189783.1]
                Things to Consider Before Upgrading to to Avoid Poor Performance or Wrong Results [ID 1392633.1]
                Best approach for Oracle database patching sequence to latest/required patchset along with CPU/PSU/any-other-one-off patch [ID 865255.1]