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Frequently Asked Questions for Database Limited Error Correction (Doc ID 2665835.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Limited Error Correction has been established for Oracle Database from Dec 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022.  Below is a compilation of questions/answers to help you better understand what is being offered.

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Questions and Answers
 What are the terms for Oracle Database Limited Error Correction?
 What is the difference between Premier Support, Error Correction and Limited Error Correction?
 What is being excluded from Limited Error Correction?
 Does Limited Error Correction apply to Oracle Database - Standard Edition
 Will we be able to extend the Limited Error Correction after it ends March 31, 2022 or ask for an additional Customer Exception?
 Will there be quarterly Release Updates (RUs) for Oracle Database as part of the Limited Error Correction window?
 During Limited Error Correction, will the quarterly RU include just Security Updates or will it also include Severity 1 patches that have been released during that quarter?
 Will there be Release Update Revisions (RURs)?
 Can I request a merge patch or backport for a given RU released during the Limited Error Correction window?
 Can I request merge patches on a given RU even if the merge does not contain any Sev.1? Example: 5 optimizer fixes which one has to request over and over again as a merge - but often they are labeled only as Sev.2?
 Will  OJVM RUs be produced during the Limited Error Correction window?
 What does "commercially reasonable efforts" mean in relation to producing Limited Error Correction patches?
 Will Microsoft Windows x86-64 bit patches be delivered in RUs or Bundles?
 Will there be any updates to the cryptography related functionality? if not, does this mean the TLS version or release cannot be updated?
 From the Limited Error Correction exceptions can you explain what “Integrated Oracle Products with their own Lifetime Support Policies are not included” means?
 Does Limited Error Correction include Zero day vulnerability’s or are they only provided in the quarterly update?
 Is there a mapping table available to relate embedded components using Java?
 Which of the java product releases are currently desupported?
 If the Jan RU conflicts with an existing “pre-LEC” sev1/sev2/sev3 patch, can a request be made for an overlay/merge?
 Taking into account existing “pre-LEC” bugs/patches(all severities) – can a customer request one-off backport request/merges.
 Can I get fix for the bugs reported before Nov 30, 2020 and the investigation is still ongoing?
 Is it supported to use database along with Oracle Ebiz suite after Nov 30, 2020 ? Will we get bug fix post Nov 30, 2020 ?

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