The recommendation on how you achieve this depends on your skill level
and your comfort level. I only perform manual upgrades. However, you
can use the Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA) to do this for you. It is
a GUI wizard that does a pretty good job of performing your upgrades.
The DBUA also removes many of your chances to make a mistake. Whether
you do this manually or with the wizard is a matter of personal
This was first published in February 2004