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Upgrading to 19c Oracle Database on Exadata Database Service (ExaDB) (Doc ID 2628228.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2023

Applies to:

Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer - Version N/A to N/A [Release All Releases]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides step-by-step instructions for upgrading Oracle Database, from Oracle Database and higher to Oracle Database Release 19c on Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure (ExaDB-D) and Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer (ExaDB-C@C).


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In this Document
 Phase 1 - Database 19c Upgrade Prerequisites
 Step 1.1 - Validate Upgrade Steps on Test
 Step 1.2 - Golden Gate Supported Versions
 Step 1.3 - Oracle Application Express (APEX) Supported Versions
 Step 1.4 - Validate Minimum Software Requirements
 Step 1.4.1 - Required Exadata Database Server Software version
 Step 1.4.2 - Required Grid Infrastructure version
 Step 1.5 - Install the latest Cloud Tooling
 Step 1.6 - Database Prerequisites
 Step 1.7 - Prepare Target 19c Oracle Home on the Primary and Standby Systems
 Step 1.8 - Run Pre-Checks Information Tool on Primary DB
 Step 1.8.1 - Run Pre-Checks on Primary DB 
 Step 1.8.2 - Review Pre-Upgrade information tool output
 Step 1.8.3 - Handle obsolete and underscore parameters
 Step 1.8.4 - Run Pre-Checks on Standby DB (Only Data Guard)
 Step 1.9 - Check standby LAG (Only Data Guard)
 Step 1.10 - Run latest EXAchk and Address Critical Alerts
 Step 1.11 - Copy Customer Created Listeners
 Phase 2 - Upgrade the Database to 19c
 Step 2.1 - Check the Standby LAG (Only Data Guard) 
 Step 2.2 - Move the Standby Database to the 19c RDBMS Home (Only Data Guard)
 Step 2.3 - Upgrade the Primary Database
 Step 2.4 - Start Customer Created Listeners
 Phase 3 - Post Upgrade Steps
 Step 3.1 - Drop Guaranteed Restore Point on Standby and Primary (Optional)
 Step 3.2 - Run EXAchk
 Step 3.3 - Optionally set the COMPATIBLE Parameter
 Downgrading Oracle Database to an Earlier Release
 Move the Unregistered Standby Database to the 19c RDBMS Home (Only Data Guard)
 Revision History

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