On May 12th Oracle APEX 21.1 was released.
This post is not about why Oracle APEX 21.1 is worth an upgrade. You can see for yourself if you like the improvements in the Release Notes. Some companies upgrade once a year, some wait for the patch set bundle, and some upgrade very fast.
We upgraded our production instance this weekend. I blogged about how we do the upgrades and try to minimize downtime in the past. But upgrades have become even easier!
While the Oracle APEX kept running; 15 minutes install which of 5 minutes downtime, and we were done!
Note: it's always good to read the installation guide.
Below what we did:
- Download Oracle APEX
- Go into the directory
- Connect to the Oracle Database with SQLcl or SQLPlus
- Run 1 command: