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12.2 Updates and Revisions Patching Path (Doc ID 2365470.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 25, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Beginning in July 2017, Oracle has transitioned to a more flexible and responsive strategy for the database software release process. These changes only affect Database and Grid Infrastructure release 12.2 or later.
In this 12.2 new Release model, Updates and Revisions are released, which replace the legacy PSUs and Proactive Bundle Patches.

The purpose of this document is to provide clarity on how Updates and Revisions can switch back and forth and on the advisable Patching path to be followed.


 This article explains the advisable Patching PATH, as per new patching model in 12.2 release .


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