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No patches anymore for Oracle Database 11.2.0.3

2 September 2015

Just in case you've missed the date please be aware: No bug fixes, no patches, no CPU/SPUs, no PSUs, no BPs will be produced for Oracle Database 11.2.0.3 since August 28, 2015.

I know from the many emails I'm receiving that people are a bit disturbed since the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy brochure (Lifetime Support Policy and Brochure for Technology Productsdoesn't talk explicitly about patch sets but offers support for Oracle 11.2 until January 2018.

Oracle 11.2 Lifetime Support Policy

But this - as always - applies to the terminal patch set only - i.e. Oracle Database 11.2.0.4.

For a detailed description please see MOS Note:742060.1 and my previous blog posts from:

I have visited customers with hundreds of Oracle 11.2.0.3 databases in the past months. If you are now sitting there with one or many or many many Oracle 11.2.0.3 instances don't even think of moving to Oracle 11.2.0.4. The amount of work you'll spend in evaluating Oracle 11.2.0.4 isexactly the same as testing Oracle 12.1.0.2. Move to Oracle Database 12.1.0.2 - NOW! 

Waived Extended Support for Oracle Database 11.2.0.4 will end in less than 5 months.

And keep in mind: there's no such thing as a 2nd release anymore. Every patch set release is a full release - no matter if we talk about 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2. Both have new features, new behavior etc etc.

--Mike

Source: Upgrade Your Database 

 

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