Do I need to upgrade the ojdbc?.jar library for Oracle 12c?

We are presently running JIRA version 6.4.13 with an Oracle 11.2g database as the back-end (Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production With the Partitioning option)

We are connecting to this using the ojdbc6.jar (Oracle JDBC driver

In preparation for upgrading JIRA to version 7.x we need to upgrade our Oracle instance from 11.2g to 12c.

According to the instructions for Connecting JIRA to Oracle - I should be able to continue to use the same version of the ojdbc?.jar to access the upgraded database.

  1. Can anyone confirm whether I also need to also upgrade the ojdbc6.jar to ojdbc7.jar?
  2. Does anyone know of any documentation describing specific requirements for upgrading Oracle 12c for JIRA?


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I guess you're saying don't upgrade to the ojdbc7.jar then.


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I use version Oracle OJDBC with JIRA 7.1.0 as it avoids 'Protocol Violation's errors during standard operation that the packaged versions seems to experience on 12c. You would need to test this against your version  of JIRA if you intend to swap before your upgrade.

However, worth noting the caveat listed - if you need to use XML Export, you will need to swap back to temporarily.

Oracle is still not the best experience vs. Postgres.

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