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Oracle® Fusion Middleware WebCenter Sites Upgrade Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.8.0)

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7 Before You Upgrade Site Capture

This chapter includes the following sections:

7.1 Upgrade Paths

The following Site Capture installations can be upgraded directly to version 11g R1 (11.1.1.8.0):

Note:

If your WebCenter Sites installation will not be upgraded to 11g R1 (11.1.1.8.0), do not upgrade the Site Capture application. The upgraded version runs on WebCenter Sites 11g R1 (11.1.1.8.0).

Providing upgrade feature inside the Site Capture installer enables:

7.2 Planning the Upgrade Process

Upgrades disrupt the operation of active systems and may result in extended downtime. To minimize such disruptions, Oracle highly recommends adopting the strategy outlined in this section, when upgrading to Site Capture 11g R1 (11.1.1.8.0).

Note:

The term "active" is used to denote any system that is currently running Site Capture and whose unexpected downtime will affect business and productivity of the organization.

Site Capture runs on its own database and interacts with WebCenter Sites through the Web Experience Management (WEM) framework. Before upgrading an active Site Capture environment, it is critical to perform a trial upgrade on a duplicate environment. The trial upgrade will help you detect and document system-specific issues and correct them in advance of the actual upgrade.

If a duplicate environment is not available, then start by upgrading your active Site Capture 1.1 or Site Capture 11g R1 (11.1.1.6.x) environment. Note that this approach is highly risky; it should not be attempted unless extended downtime is deemed acceptable.

7.3 Pre-Upgrade Steps

Before upgrading, complete the following steps: