Promote Always Free Autonomous Database to Autonomous JSON Database

If your Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account is in a trial period or has paying status, you can directly promote an Always Free Autonomous Transaction Processing database to an Autonomous JSON Database. (You cannot promote an Always Free Autonomous Data Warehouse database to an Autonomous JSON Database.)

See also Always Free Autonomous Database in Using Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing on Shared Exadata Infrastructure.

  1. Sign in to your Oracle Cloud Account at cloud.oracle.com.

  2. From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure left navigation list, expand Services, and click Autonomous Transaction Processing.

  3. Select the Always Free Autonomous Transaction Processing database to promote by clicking its name in column Display Name.

  4. On the Details page, from the More Actions drop-down list select Convert to Autonomous JSON Database.

  5. Click Convert to confirm the promotion to Autonomous JSON Database.

  6. Download new client credentials for the Autonomous JSON Database. See Download Client Credentials (Wallets) in Using Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing on Shared Exadata Infrastructure for instructions.

If your account has finished a trial without upgrading to paying status, you can continue using Always Free databases but you cannot upgrade Always Free instances to paid instances until the account is first upgraded to paying status. See Upgrade Your Free Oracle Cloud Promotion for more information.