What would occur in current releases if the backend Oracle DB is not certified or unsupported ?


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Data Loss Prevention Enforce


What would occur in current releases if the backend Oracle DB is not certified or unsupported?


Symantec DLP Support only supports the Oracle DB if it is Standard Edition on Windows and Red Hat Linux, no archive mode. Otherwise Symantec DLP only supports the schema (definition on Oracle website), the Oracle DB Server has to be explicitly supported by the respective DBA Team.

In order to provide full support of the schema and the DB environment, you have to be running Oracle in the version specific to the DLP version as outlined in the System Requirements Guide.

A full outline regarding the scope of support regarding supported and alternative configurations can be found in TECH236428, in the section "Software Best Practices". Please note that the referenced alternative configurations are referring to environments that have not been certified in our guides. 

Supported Configurations and Alternative (Unsupported) Configurations

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