20 Maintenance Windows, Work Requests and Managing Events and Notifications

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Events enable you to create automation based on state changes for resources. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure work requests allow you to monitor long-running operations such as cloning or backing up an Autonomous Transaction Processing database. The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console provides information on Autonomous Database maintenance windows.

About Events and Notifications

An event could be a resource lifecycle state change or a system event impacting a resource. For example, an event can be emitted when a backup or restore operation begins or ends. You can use events to manage actions, including notifications and other actions.

See Overview of Events for more information.

About Work Requests

Autonomous Databases support Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Work Requests. A work request is an activity log that enables you to track each step in an operation's progress. Each work request has an Oracle Cloud Identifier (OCID) that allows you to interact with it programmatically.

Autonomous Database work requests are created for the following operations:
  • Creating or terminating an Autonomous Database instance
  • Starting or stopping an Autonomous Database instance
  • Restoring an Autonomous Database instance
  • Cloning an Autonomous Database instance
  • Creating or deleting manual backups.
  • Scaling database storage or CPU
  • Updating the database license type
  • Updating a database's network access control list (ACL)

Under Resources on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console click Work Requests to see recent work requests.

Click the link under Operation to see more details for a work request.

See Work Requests Integration for more information.

About Autonomous Database Maintenance Windows

Autonomous Database uses predefined maintenance windows to automatically patch your database.

All Autonomous Database instances are automatically assigned to a maintenance window and different instances can have different maintenance windows. On the Autonomous Database details page, the Next Maintenance field shows the date and time for the upcoming maintenance window; this field is updated automatically when the next maintenance window is scheduled.


Your database remains available during the maintenance window. Your existing database connections may get disconnected briefly; however, you can immediately reconnect and continue using your database.