Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods for 188.8.131.52 and greater
(Doc ID 2337415.1)
Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document gives an overview of the main patch delivery methods used for the Oracle Database Release 184.108.40.206 and later versions.
It gives an overview of the main characteristics of Release Updates (Updates) and Release Update Revisions (Revisions).
This document is intended for Oracle Database DBAs responsible for database software patching.
It gives an overview of the various patch delivery methods that exist for patching on top of a database annual New Features Release (aka Base Release). It does not discuss the Base Release itself, nor upgrade to Base Release, and only discusses the Oracle Database. It does not discuss Enterprise Manager.
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