Review these topics to determine which is the best path for you to select to upgrade Oracle Databases.
Software-Only Manual Upgrades Using DDLs
If you perform a software-only non-CDB installation, without creating a database, and instead use DDL statements to create a database, then special considerations apply for Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2).
If you perform a software-only installation of a non-CDB Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2) Oracle home, and then use exported data definition language (DDL) statements to create a database in the new Oracle Database home, then ensure that you complete that procedure using the following steps:
- Install Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2); do not create the database.
- Patch the database using the relevant Database release update (RU). For example, patch it with the 18.104.22.168 Database Release Update (
22.214.171.124.181016) bundle patch.
- Create the database using
- Manually run