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2309534 - DST problem when upgrading to 12c


You are upgrading your oracle database from source release or or to target release oracle database 12c release1 (
In Pre-upgrade phase, when running pre_upgrade_checks.sql, you get errors as below:

ERROR: --> New Timezone File in use
Database is using a time zone file newer than version 18.
BEFORE upgrading the database, patch the new
ORACLE_HOME/oracore/zoneinfo/ with a time zone data file of the
same version as the one used in the <source database version> release database.

You can run following command to check the currently used TimeZone file version in the source database. You can see the returned version is higher than 18.
SQL> conn / as sysdba
SQL> SELECT version FROM v$timezone_file;



New Timezone File, Oracle upgrade, 12C,, DST, version 18, time zone file , KBA , BC-DB-ORA , Oracle , Problem

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