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Step by Step Process of Upgrading 12.x to 18c Using Cloud Tooling in Database Cloud Service (OCI-C) (Doc ID 2471409.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release 1.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This is a note to illustrate how you can upgrade 12c instances to 18c using cloud tooling in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Classic (OCI-C) environment.


This note will cover:



Note: This is an opportunity to size your new Database properly because DBCS on OCI Classic has a limitation of 10 volumes only, see Scaling a Database Deployment


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In this Document
 Pre-Upgrade Steps
 Cloud Tooling
 Upgrade Steps
 Steps Performed on 12.2
 Step 1 : Manual backup using ibkup tool
  Step 2 : Note the configuration and download the wallet
 Steps Performed on 18c
 Step 3 : Replace database using backup
 Step 4 : Check the progress of the Replace Database

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