Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods - 22.214.171.124 and older
(Doc ID 1962125.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database - Personal Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 184.108.40.206 [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This document gives an overview of the main patch delivery methods used for the Oracle Database.
It gives an overview of the main characteristics of Patch Set Updates, Bundle Patches etc.. and explains which method applies to which environment.
This document is intended for Oracle Database DBAs responsible for database software patching.
It gives an overview of the various patch delivery methods that exist for patching on top of a database Base Release or Patch Set Release (PSR). It does not discuss about Base Releases nor Patch Set Releases, and only discusses the Oracle Database. It does not discuss Enterprise Manager.
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