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Limits Of Online Patching (Doc ID 1463390.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document explores the limits of Online Patching (hot patching) for RDBMS.


For Support Engineers and Oracle Database Administrators to gain clear understanding about the limits of online patching


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In this Document
 I. After installing online patches, newly created instances or databases do not have online patches enabled; therefore it needs to be enabled manually.
 Scenario 1 - create a new database (single-instance or RAC)
 Scenario 2 - adding a new instance to an existing RAC database
 II. Deinstallation of the online patch doesn’t necessarily remove the patch at instance level

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