vreddy wrote:There shouldn't BE a new sid ....
Yes, Install 22.214.171.124 in separate home.
Then upgrade database using dbua, it is quite easy compared to manual upgrade.
1)First install 126.96.36.199 in separate home
2)Take backup of database
3)export ORACLE_HOME=<NEW 188.8.131.52 home path>
export ORACLE_SID=<NEW SID>
export PATH=NEW 184.108.40.206 HOME/bin:$PATH
type dbua----it should pick from new home
dbua -silent -sid <sidname>
4)Apply below mandatory patches after upgrading to 220.127.116.11
Things to Consider Before Upgrading to 18.104.22.168 to Avoid Poor Performance or Wrong Results [ID 1392633.1]