Oracle database 9i desupported as of June 2007

In case you haven’t heard, Oracle database version 9i will be desupported as of June of 2007. That’s right, next month!

If this is the first you’ve heard of this, don’t panic. A Don Burleson points out you should be concerned if your shop is required to be on a fully supported Oracle release, but if that’s not a concern for you then you have a little leeway.

As described in this message from Oracle and metalink note 161818.1 extended support will be available through July of 2010 with the first year of extended support being at no additional cost.

If you don’t have a plan to get onto 10g (preferably 10gR2) it’s time to start getting one together.

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  1. You know why I love my job? Because even though I have worked on many projects with 9i databases whose apps must be running on a fully supported version, this is TOTALLY not my problem. They would have to ask me nicely to come help with that kind of project! Very nicely! More reasons I love my job.

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