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Oracle 18c - Complete checklist for Manual Upgrade for Multitenant Architecture Oracle Databases from 12.1.x.x to 18.x.x.x (Doc ID 2422161.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2020

Applies to:

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 Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This document is created for use as a guideline and checklist when upgrading 12cR1, 12cR2 multitenant database to higher version 18.x.x.x


 Database Administrators, Support


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In this Document
 Upgrading Oracle Multitenant In Parallel
 Upgrading Oracle Multitenant In Sequence
 Manually Upgrading a Multitenant Container Oracle Database (CDB)
 Step 1: Recommendations for source CDB / PDB database
 Step2: Requirements and recommendations for target ORACLE_HOME
 Step 3: Pre-Upgrade Steps
 Step 4: Upgrade Steps
 Step 5: Post-Upgrade Steps
 Upgrading PDBs Using the Parallel Upgrade Utility with Priority Lists
PDB Upgrades Using Priority Lists, Inclusion Lists, and Exclusion Lists
 Example of Inclusion List
 Example of Exclusion List
 Exclusion List using CATCTL_LISTONLY
 Upgrading Pluggable Databases (PDBs) In Parallel
 Steps to upgrade PDBs in parallel
 Upgrading Multitenant Container Databases In Parallel

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