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Tom Kyte

Thanks for the question, Valerie.

Asked: February 04, 2009 - 9:06 pm UTC

Answered by: Tom Kyte - Last updated: August 05, 2009 - 8:34 am UTC

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Hi, would appreciate if you can kindly help to advise me when is the End of Support and End of Life Support for Oracle 9i Database

Thanks & Regards,

and we said...


click on the certify tab -> desupport subtab, pick the database from the list and read away...

(I know you have support,

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No Such SubTab

August 04, 2009 - 3:38 pm UTC

Reviewer: Don from Mpls Minn.

There is no 'desupport' tab, you need to dig and dig and still you find no answer to when the End of Life for
Tom Kyte


August 05, 2009 - 8:34 am UTC

part I of my response

I just went into (classic) metalink, clicked on certify -> desupport tab (blue bar reading left to right

Product Availability
Desupport Notices

Just now, just right now.

clicked on database desupport notices, 'noticed' "9.2, 10g and 10gR2 " as a link, clicked on it and...

Getting the "coverage for oracle technology products" document, you can see that for 9.2

Released: July 2002
Premier support ends: July 2007 (past tense)
Extended Support ends: July 2010
Sustaining support ends: indefinite


Part II

I go into metalink (new flashy thing)

There is a certify tab.

And - well...

there is a desupport tab right there (upper right hand side) - on that page after clicking the certify tab.

and I click on that...

and I pick database desupport

and now I'll just refer you to above.


It literally is click click click and you are there.