Master Note For Oracle Database Upgrades and Migrations

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Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This Master Note is intended to provide an index and references to the most frequently used My Oracle Support Notes with respect to Oracle Database Upgrade and Migration. This Master Note is subdivided into categories to allow for easy access and reference to notes that are applicable to your area of interest within Upgrade and Migration. This includes the following categories:

How to
Diagnostic Tools
Known Issues
    Preupgrade Tool Issues
    During Upgrade Issues
    Post Upgrade Issues
    DBUA Specific Issues


This note serves as a guide through the various stages of upgrading/migrating a database.

It is applicable to upgrade/migration done via DBUA or the manual method.

It assumes you have already Installed Oracle software.

The intended audience is from junior DBA's to senior DBA's

This will cover the following versions of these products:

Oracle Server - Version: 8.0.6.x though 11.2.0.x


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Note 1561791.1 Upgrade / Downgrade Assistant: Oracle Database/Client
Note 419550.1 Different Upgrade Methods For Upgrading Your Database
Note 551141.1 Database Server Upgrade/Downgrade Compatibility Matrix
Note 730365.1 Oracle Database Upgrade Path Reference List
Note 455744.1 Best Practices to Minimize Downtime During Upgrade
Note 739485.1 How to estimate the time required to upgrade a database ?
Note 1515747.1 Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Upgrade New Features
Note 1493645.1 Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) DBUA : Understanding New Changes With All New 12.1 DBUA
Note 757245.1 Can you Upgrade RDBMS and Convert From 32-bit to 64-bit Binaries Directly on Linux or Windows based Intel Platforms Using the Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA)
Note 1320966.1 Things to Consider Before Upgrading to to Avoid Poor Performance or Wrong Results
Note 1392633.1 Things to Consider Before Upgrading to to Avoid Poor Performance or Wrong Results

Note 733205.1 Migration Of An Oracle Database Across OS Platforms (Generic Platform)
Note 785351.1 Oracle 11gR2 Upgrade Companion
Note 601807.1 Oracle 11gR1 Upgrade Companion
Note 466181.1 10g Upgrade Companion

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 12c Release 1 (12.1)

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 11g Release 2 (11.2)

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 11g Release 1 (11.1)

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2)

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 10g Release 1 (10.1)

Oracle Database Upgrade Guide 9i Release 2 (9.2)

How To

Note 251.1 Database Upgrade Planner from 10.2 to 11.2
Note 264.1 Database Upgrade Planner from 9.2 to 11.2
Note 732897.1 How to Log Good Service Requests for Database Upgrade/Migration Issues
Note 1503653.1 Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)
Note 1516557.1 Complete Checklist for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) using DBUA
Note 837570.1 Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to 11gR2
Note 870814.1 Complete checklist to upgrade the database to 11gR2 using DBUA
Note.1276368.1 Complete checklist for out-of-place manual upgrade from previous 11.2.0.N version to the latest 11.2.0.N patchset.
Note 1377613.1 In-Place Upgrade on UNIX For Single Instance 11gR2 Database
Note 429825.1 Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to 11gR1
Note 556477.1 Complete Checklist for Upgrades to 11gR1 using DBUA
Note 316889.1 Complete Checklist for Manual Upgrades to 10gR2
Note 263809.1 Complete checklist for manual upgrades to 10gR1 (10.1.0.x)
Note 159657.1 Complete Upgrade Checklist for Manual Upgrades from 8.X / 9.0.1 to Oracle9iR2 (9.2.0)
Note 117048.1 How to Upgrade from Standard to Enterprise Edition
Note 139642.1 Converting An Enterprise Edition Database To Standard Edition
Note 1437019.1 How To Prevent Apex From Being Installed During DB Upgrade
Note 1516616.1 Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) DBUA in Silent mode

Diagnostic Tools

DB Upgrade/Migration-Troubleshooting Tool

Note 884522.1 How to Download and Run Oracle's Database Pre-Upgrade Utility
Note 556610.1 Script to Collect DB Upgrade/Migrate Diagnostic Information (dbupgdiag.sql)
Note 212588.1 How To Investigate/Diagnose Hanging Issues When Upgrading or Migrating (includes DBMA & DBUA)
Note 577775.1 Dbua or Migration Is Hanging What to do?
Note 428118.1 How to enable Java code tracing for DBUA, DBCA and NETCA?

Known Issues

Preupgrade Tool Issues

Note 437371.1 ERROR:" WARNING: --> Database contains stale optimizer statistics.Refer to the 10g Upgrade Guide for instructions to update"
Note 407031.1 ORA-01403 no data found while running utlu102i.sql/utlu102x.sql on 8174 database
Note 271733.1 ORA-600 [17069] During Upgrade Using Database Upgrade Assistant, Utlu101i.sql or Utlu102i.sql
Note 549276.1 Utlu102i.sql Shows "WARNING: The database has not been patched to release" Showed
Note 370825.1 UTLU102I.SQL Reports That Already-Installed Components Need To Be Installed
Note 797750.1 "WARNING: --> Database contains schemas with objects dependent on network packages" When Running utlu111i.sql
Note 803774.1 The Utlu111i.Sql Pre-Upgrade Script Reports Stale Sys Statistics
Note 1473478.1 Pre-upgrade script utlu112i.sql errors with ORA-06550 and ORA-00942
Note 843899.1 DB Upgrade Throws ORA-25153: Temporary Tablespace Is Empty

During Upgrade Issues

Note 412271.1 ORA-600 [22635] and ORA-600 [KOKEIIX1] Reported While Upgrading Or Patching Databases To
Note 579523.1 ORA-600 [22635], ORA-600 [KOKEIIX1], ORA-7445 [KOPESIZ] and OCI-21500 [KOXSIHREAD1] Reported While Upgrading To Or
Note 1077748.1 Upgrading to Crashes with ORA-600, arguments: [kokeeiix3], [3]
Note 1081627.1 Upgrade to Cancels with ORA-07445. ORA-600[QCTOSTIIX1] Showed at the Alert file.
Note 761711.1 Upgrade From To Using DBUA Throws ORA-600 [kksfbc-reparse-infinite-loop] Error During Update to SYS.AQ_SRVNTFN_TABLE
Note 1067072.1 ORA-600 [kzdugt], [2147483629] While Upgrading From 11gR1 To 11gR2
Note 1077748.1 Upgrading to or Crashes with ORA-600, arguments: [kokeeiix3], [3] or ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [qmxdGetMatchingChildren_int]
Note 464716.1 ORA-1722 when running Oracle 11g DBUA utility
Note 730057.1 Upgrading to 11g Fails with ORA-01722 invalid number
Note 859576.1 Upgrading to 11gR1 Stops With ORA-01722 invalid number
Note 744693.1 ORA-00001 For SYS.DIANA_VERSION$ During RDBMS Upgrade From To
Note 845768.1 ORA-19905 LOG_ARCHIVE_FORMAT During Upgrade
Note 293658.1 10.1 or 10.2 Patchset Install Getting ORA-29558 JAccelerator (NCOMP) And ORA-06512
Note 557242.1 Upgrade Gives Ora-29558 Error Despite of JAccelerator Has Been Installed
Note 472959.1 "Ora-20000 : Insufficient privileges to analyze an object in Dictionary" During Catupgrd.Sql
Note 734563.1 Upgrading To Manually Or Using DBUA Fails With ORA-01437
Note 470667.1 ORA-1422 During Upgrade To 10.2 or 11.1
Note 554983.1 Error During Migration To 11gR1: Database Is Using An Old Timezone File Version
Note 788087.1 When Running Catupgrd.Sql, Exits With ORA-00904/ORA-00942
Note 802694.1 Catupgrd.Sql Hang While Running dbms_metadata_hack.load_xsd('kusmv.xsd')
Note 1104643.1 Upgrading Database to 11.2 Fails with ORA-01422
Note 1100828.1 11gr2 Upgrade, Re-Running catupgrd.sql Causes Ora-00001 Errors
Note 1051368.1 Startup Upgrade Gives ORA-202 ORA-17505 ORA-15061 ORA-600 [kccgtt_1]
Note 1091252.1 ORA-31114 "XDB configuration has been deleted or is corrupted" during upgrade to 11.2
Note 1148285.1 "ORA-01166: File number 101 is larger than MAXDATAFILES (100)" While Upgrading To Or 11.2
Note 1326522.1 ORA-7445 [qmxarFindPartition] during database upgrade to 11.2
Note 1329606.1 10.2 Upgrade to 11.2 Hangs While Running Catupgrd.sql
Note 1425763.1 During A Database Upgrade To 11.2, Gathering Dictionary Statistics Takes Too Long (catupgrd.sql, cmpupend.sql)
Note 1465852.1 ORA-00942 reports during upgrade to using manual or DBUA
Note 1466082.1 ORA-02095: Specified Initialization Parameter Cannot Be Modified

Post Upgrade Issues

Note 438210.1 Synonyms Become Invalid Since Upgrading To 10g
Note 456845.1 UTLU102S.SQL May Show Different Results Than Select From DBA_REGISTRY
Note 753041.1 How To Diagnose Components With NON VALID Status In DBA_REGISTRY After an Upgrade
Note 578841.1 How To Find What Objects Are Keeping Catalog And Catproc In Dba_Registry Invalid
Note 443706.1 After Migrate From To We Get Ora-04065 On Plitblm
Note 730136.1 OCI-21500 When Running UTLRP After A Successful Upgrade.
Note 782735.1 Oracle Database Server Component Invalid After Upgrade To, Or
Note 978040.1 ORA-04045 ORA-04064 ORA-06508 ORA-06512 ERRORS RUNNING utlu111s.sql DURING UPGRADE TO FROM 9.2.0 TO 11.1.0
Note 1313429.1 Is it required to re-install the UTL_* packages after an upgrade to 11.2?
Note 1543850.1 Post Upgrade Scripts - utlu112s.sql & catuppst.sql report many Errors after upgrading Database from 10.2.0.X to 11.2.0.X

DBUA Specific Issues

Note 315184.1 Database Upgrade Assistant Hangs On Collecting Server Information
Note 567037.1 DBUA hangs at 82% for More than an Hour When Upgrading APPS DB to 10GR2
Note 339887.1 Failed Upgrade ''Dbua Thinks This Is A Rerun Operation'' ORA-01507
Note 603015.1 DBUA Fails with ORA-32004 and "Dbua Thinks This Is A Rerun Operation"
Note 729909.1 Upgrading to 11.1.0 and DBUA reports ORA-4023 On SYS.STANDARD
Note 789779.1 DBUA Error ORA-04031 unable to allocate 4120 bytes of shared memory, ORA-01034 ORACLE not available, ORA-00600 internal error code, arguments [504]
Note 271733.1 ORA-600 [17069] During Upgrade Using Database Upgrade Assistant, Utlu101i.sql or Utlu102i.sql
Note 308377.1 "ORA-01031 Insufficient Privileges" During An Upgrade Using DBUA On Unix/Linux
Note.386855.1 'startup migrate' failed with ORA-64 while upgrading to with DBUA
Note 816457.1 DBUA unable to connect to the database for upgrade
Note 431437.1 10g DBUA Failed To Bring Up 9i Database. ORA-00119 ORA-00132 ORA-01078
Note 604248.1 DBUA Fails with ORA-0119 ORA-0132 ORA-1078 Upgrading to 10gR2
Note 391283.1 ORA-27054 NFS error while using DBUA to upgrade to 10gR2
Note 444148.1 Upgrading to 10gr2 Using Dbua Stops With An Alarm Sign At Step1
Note 737400.1 Ora-01408 Error Upgrading from 9i to 11g using Dbua
Note 559075.1 Dbua Won't Find Init<SID>.Ora During Upgrade Although It Is At The Right Location
Note 1321814.1 Underscore (Hidden) Parameters will not be retained after upgrade using DBUA
Note 1078388.1 Upgrdade to 11.2 via DBUA fails on ASMCA error on a database with no RAC or ASM
Note 980693.1 11gR2 DBUA States "The CEP File does not provide the version directive"
Note 1304849.1 DBUA: Database Is Missing From List Of Candidate Databases To Be Upgraded
Note 1364808.1 DBUA fails with error "Database is not open, restart database in open mode and try again" when upgrading from 10.2 to 11.2
Note 1466447.1 Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) Displays A Dialog Box When There Are Special Characters In The Pfile
Note 1453545.1 Database Upgrade using DBUA failed with invalid specification for system parameter LOCAL_LISTENER
Note 1427179.1 DBUA Hangs While Specifying ASM Disk To FRA

Using My Oracle Support Effectively

Note 868955.1 My Oracle Support Health Checks Catalog
Note 166650.1 Working Effectively With Global Customer Support
Note 199389.1 Escalating Service Requests with Oracle Support Services

Generic Links

Note 854428.1 Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products
Note 1061295.1 Patch Set Updates - One-off Patch Conflict Resolution
Note 268895.1 Oracle Database Server Patchset Information, Versions: 8.1. 7 to 11.2.0
Note 161549.1 Oracle Database Server and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
Note 161818.1 Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary

Information on Security Patch Updates (SPU's)

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