Database Upgrade Guide Introduction to Upgrading Oracle Database About Converting Databases During Upgrades About Converting Databases During Upgrades Review these topics to determine which is the best path for you to select to upgrade Oracle Databases. Overview of Converting Databases During UpgradesThere are four methods you can use to convert databases during Oracle Database upgrades. About 32-bit Oracle Databases to 64-bit Oracle Database Conversions32-bit Oracle Databases are automatically converted to 64-bit. About Upgrading Using Standby DatabasesYou can perform rolling upgrades of databases using physical standbys, Oracle Data Guard, or Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. Using Oracle GoldenGate for Online Database UpgradesThe continuous extraction and replication capabilities of Oracle GoldenGate can enable online upgrades of Oracle Database. Migrating From Standard Edition to Enterprise Edition of Oracle DatabaseReview these options to migrate to Oracle Database Enterprise Edition from Oracle Database Standard Edition Migrating from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition of Oracle DatabaseConverting from Enterprise Edition to Standard Edition requires exporting and importing data. Migrating from Oracle Database Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) to Oracle DatabaseYou must upgrade from Oracle Database Express Edition to Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and then upgrade to the current Oracle Database release.