You MUST patch 12.1.0.1 and 11.2.0.3 and older databases before June 2019

First of all, this blog post is not new. I blogged about this SCN topic a while ago already. But some of you seem to operate still older databases for various reasons. And even if you think that you are safe, double check for any older databases in your environments. You MUST patch 12.1.0.1 and 11.2.0.3 and older databases before June 23, 2019. And just to be clear: June 23, 2019 is going to happen in less than 4 months. Who is NOT affected? If you use the following Oracle database releases exclusively, you are NOT affected: Oracle Database 12.1.0.2…

Current Support Status for Oracle Database Releases

Yesterday a former colleague from the UK pointed me to a very old blog post about the fact that no patches will be produced for Oracle 11.2.0.3 anymore. Which is a true fact. But it reminded me that it may be time for an overview on the current support status for Oracle database releases as of October 2018. Current Support Status for Oracle Database Releases First of all, the single source of truth in case you’d like to look up support dates and patching periods is MOS Note:742060.1. Please always check this note first. Our Support Lifetime Policy brochure does…

Bug Fixing Support for Oracle 11.2.0.3 will end soon

The bug fixing support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 will end soon. From my visits in the past months seeing some really large customer environments with easily over 1000 production databases each I can tell you that there may be many Oracle 11.2.0.3 installations out there. So maybe not everybody is aware of this fact. It’s hard to believe but the Error Correction Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 will end shortly on August 27,2015. See MOS Note:742060.1 for further details. And does it need to be said? Yes, you can – of course – upgrade directly to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2. –Mike