Can Oracle Restart (Standalone Grid Infrastructure) manage databases/resources from lower versions?
(Doc ID 2435534.1)
Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 and later
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This document clarifies whether or not Oracle Restart can manage lower version of databases/resources.
As per the documentation (link below), Oracle Restart cannot manage a lower version database.
6.5.2 Installing Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a Standalone Server for an Existing Database
Follow the high-level instructions in this section to install Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a standalone server and configure it for an existing Oracle database. Oracle Restart can only manage existing release 12.1 resources and hence you can install Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a standalone server only for an existing release 12.1 database. However, Oracle database releases before 12.1 can coexist on the same server without being managed by Oracle Restart.
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