Oracle periodically provides a preview version of Autonomous Database that allows you to test your applications and to become familiar with features in the next release of Autonomous Database.
Preview Version Overview
When an Autonomous Database preview version is available you can provision an Autonomous Database to try new features and to test your applications before the general availability of these features. Preview versions of Autonomous Database are typically available for a limited time.
Do not use preview versions for production databases or for databases that need to persist beyond the limited preview period. Note that preview version databases and their associated resources, including backups, are terminated automatically at the conclusion of the preview period. Oracle will notify you prior to the conclusion of the preview period regarding the end date of the preview. Databases that you provision or clone with a preview version display the end date of the preview period at the top of the Autonomous Database details page in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.
Create a Preview Version with Autonomous Database
You create a preview version of Autonomous Database either by provisioning a new database or by cloning an existing database:
To provision a new preview version of Autonomous Database follow the steps to provision a database and select Enable Preview Mode and accept the preview termination notice. See Provision Autonomous Transaction Processing for details on provisioning Autonomous Databases.
To clone an Autonomous Database to a preview version follow the steps to clone a database and select Enable Preview Mode and accept the preview termination notice. See Clone an Autonomous Transaction Processing Instance for details on cloning Autonomous Databases.
Note:Any existing Autonomous Database, including those provisioned with preview version, can be cloned using the preview version of Autonomous Database. Preview version databases cannot be cloned to a non-preview version of Autonomous Database.