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CHAPTER3Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c

If you have previously installed an earlier version of the Oracle database server, you can upgrade your database to Oracle Database 12c. Multiple upgrade paths are supported; the right choice for you will depend on factors such as your current Oracle software version and your database size. In this chapter, you will see descriptions of these methods along with guidelines for their use.

If you have not used a version of Oracle prior to Oracle Database 12c, you can skip this chapter for now. However, you will likely need to refer to it when you upgrade from Oracle Database 12c to a later version or when you ...

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