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How to Upgrade WebCenter Content (WCC) from 11g Versions to 12c (Doc ID 2315019.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version to [Release 11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This Knowledge Note will provide example steps to upgrade a WebCenter Content server 11g to version The same steps can be applied to as well.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of WCC 12c, then use Note 2309958.1


Note: This will cover only the WCC Content Server, Inbound Refinery, and URM domains.  Not domains that also have other managed servers in them such as IPM, WebCenter Portal, or Capture.

However, in a multi application domain, these upgrade steps are essentially the same. In addition to installing the WCC media, the media for the other applications are also required to be installed as part of step C.


Refer to the online documentation below for more information about upgrading URM.

Upgrading Oracle Universal Records Management from 11g to 12c


IMPORTANT: Folders_g is no longer available in and later as mentioned in the following release notes. Folders_g must be migrated to Framework Folders prior to upgrading to  If Folders_g is enabled, the upgrade will not proceed.  It will fail during readiness check (Step E) and during the Examine phase of schema upgrade (Step F). Release Notes

Please see below KM for more details. Readiness Check Failed due to Folders_g Being Deprecated


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In this Document
 Platform requirements:
 WebCenter Content:
 a. Prior to upgrading 11g to 12c, upgrade the 11g to
 b. Disabling Obsolete Components Before Upgrade
 Microsoft SQL Server:
 Operating System:
 Oracle Linux:
 What will be retained and what will be changed:
 A. Install the latest Java JDK 1.8
 B. Install Weblogic 12c
 C. Install the WCC
 D. Create the new required database schemas
 E. Run the Readiness Check for WCC Schema Upgrade and WCC Configuration Upgrade
 F. Upgrade the WebCenter Content database schemas
 G. Modify the 11g domain to standards
 H. Set the WCC binaries to the new 12c Oracle_Home
 I. Restart the Admin Server and Managed Servers
 J. The previous 11g files and directories can now be removed
 K. Additional steps when the domain is clustered

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