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Best Practices for Upgrade Database Instances to a new Major Version in Oracle Database as a Service (Doc ID 2240476.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Database upgrade to a new major version in the on-premise environment is very well documented but upgrading to a new major version in Oracle Database Cloud Service (DBCS) instances is not yet documented. With the recent release of Oracle Database 12.2, customers with or, more customers are beginning to investigate how to upgrade their DBCS instance. This document serves as a guide to applying the information found in the Oracle Database 12.2 Upgrade Guide to the process of  upgrading their database in the Oracle Cloud.

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 Applies to customers with existing Oracle Database Cloud Service or instances who wish to upgrade to a newer Database version.


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In this Document
 Upgrade Methods
 Encrypted Tablespaces in 12.2
 Future Tooling

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