Upgrading to DLP 15.8 with Oracle
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Upgrading to DLP 15.8 with Oracle


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Data Loss Prevention


Is it possible to upgrade to Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 15.8 from Oracle, or does Oracle need to be upgraded to 19c first?


  • Release : 15.8
  • Component : DLP Enforce, Oracle 


As per the DLP System Requirements and 15.7 MP1 Release Notes, Oracle is not supported by DLP 15.8.


Starting with DLP 15.8, Oracle 12c SE2 (version is not supported.

DLP 15.8 requires Oracle 19c (Standard or Enterprise edition). Please note that Oracle Enterprise Edition is also no longer supported with DLP. 

Although the System Requirements documentation states "The Symantec Data Loss Prevention database schema is supported on all editions of Oracle." - schema support only extends to supported versions of Oracle, such as 19c. Supported editions do not include deprecated versions (such as 11g, 10g, or


Further clarification of our support policies, specifically in relation to the Database version for DLP, can be found in the following KB article:

What would occur in current releases if the backend Oracle DB is not certified or unsupported ? (broadcom.com)

All Enterprise versions of the database are supported per the support timelines of Oracle. 

Additional Information

If you are currently running Oracle 12.2.x, you can perform a dbupgrade or dbexport / import to Oracle 19c.

Please refer to our Oracle 19c Implementation guide: