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Patching and upgrading an On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Standby Database (Doc ID 2626861.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Applies to:

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

Goal

 To upgrade or apply a bundle patch to the Cloud standby database in an On-Premises to Oracle Cloud Disaster Recovery configuration.  These processes are out-of-place, which is the Oracle recommended method for RDBMS patching and upgrade.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Prerequisites
 Verify the Current Environment
 Stage the Target RDBMS Software for Patching or Upgrade
 Create Empty RDBMS Home
 Apply any one-off or merge patches.
 Validate the new home version:
 Run Pre-Checks on Standby DB
 Patching the Cloud Standby Database
 Re-Run Pre-Checks on Standby DB
 Move Customer Created Listeners
 Move the Standby Database to the Target RDBMS Home
 For Registered Databases
 For Un-Registered Databases
 Patch the Primary Database
 Verify the Data Guard Broker configuration
 Upgrading the Standby Database
 Re-Run Pre-Checks on Standby DB
 Disable Fast-Start Failover 
 For Source 11.2 Databases ONLY - Disable Data Guard Broker
 Move Customer Created Listeners
 Optionally Create a Guaranteed Restore Point
 Verify the Standby Database is Current with the Primary
 Move the Standby Database to the Target RDBMS Home
 For Registered Databases
 For Un-Registered Databases
 Upgrade the Primary Database
 Post Steps after Primary Database Upgrade
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