Update Always Free Instance to Paid with Autonomous Database

Describes how to update your instance to paid from free with Autonomous Database.

You can upgrade from an Always Free Autonomous Database account to a paid account at any time. If you have a free Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account this is a two step process:

First, upgrade to a paid Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account.

Perform the following prerequisite steps as necessary:

  • Open the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console by clicking the navigation icon next to Oracle Cloud.

  • From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure left navigation list click either Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous Transaction Processing, or Autonomous JSON Database depending on the workload type of your Autonomous Database.
  • On the Autonomous Databases page select an Always Free Autonomous Database instance from the links under the Display Name column.


Promotion of Always Free to a paid Autonomous Database is supported only if the database version for the Always Free Autonomous Database is Oracle Database 19c.

Upgrade your Always Free Autonomous Database instance as follows:

  1. On the Details page, from the More Actions drop-down list, select Update Instance to Paid.
  2. On the Update Instance page confirm and proceed with the upgrade.