In Place Standby Upgrade to Database 19c Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3

August 24, 2020 | 3 minute read
Elke Phelps
Product Management Director
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Oracle Data Guard can be used to create a physical standby database as part of your disaster recovery plan for your production Oracle E-Business Suite environment. Oracle Active Data Guard can be used to create a reporting database for your Oracle E-Business Suite database. EBS 12.1.3 documents for use with Oracle Data Guard 19c and Active Data Guard 19c are available here:

When upgrading the database to Oracle Database 19c, you can now upgrade the physical standby database in place. This certified process helps minimize your downtime requirements for the database upgrade of your production and standby databases. Refer to the following document for detailed instructions:

The following is a summary of the steps that must be performed in order to upgrade the EBS standby database in place when upgrading to Database 19c:

      1. Prepare for the Oracle Database 19c upgrade. This includes:
            a. Installing Database 19c on the primary database server.
            b. Creating the Database 19c CDB on the primary database server.
            c. Copying the Database 19c ORACLE_HOME to the standby database server.
            d. Backing up the Database 19c CDB on the primary database server.
            e. Restoring the Database 19c CDB to the standby database server.
            f. Configuring log synchronization between the primary and standby Database 19c CDBs.
      2. Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c. This includes:
            a. Preparing for the upgrade to Database 19c non-CDB.
            b. Upgrading the primary database and standby database to Database 19c non-CDB.
      3. Convert the primary database and the standby database to Database 19c CDB/PDB.
      4. Run AutoConfig on the primary database server and standby database server.

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Elke Phelps

Product Management Director

Elke is a Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group.  She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist (Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Applications DBA, Technical Architect and Technical Manager of an Oracle Applications DBA Team) since 1993.  As part of the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Product Management Team, her scope of responsibility includes security, database certifications and advanced architectures for on-premises and Oracle Cloud deployments.  She is a frequent contributor and editor of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog.

Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010).  Elke is also the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and served as President of the SIG from February 2005 - August 2011.  Elke has been a speaker at the Oracle OpenWorld and Collaborate conferences since 2004.  Prior to joining Oracle, Elke was designated an Oracle ACE (2007) and Oracle ACE Director (2009).  She received the OAUG Oracle Ambassador of the Year award in 2015.

Elke has a Computer Science Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  In her spare time, Elke enjoys traveling especially to Europe, Puerto Rico and the amazing US National Parks.  Elke also enjoys hiking, antiquing, gardening and cooking. 

 


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