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Upgrade Oracle Database from Oracle Standard Edition to Oracle Enterprise Edition

How to Convert/Upgrade an Oracle Database from Oracle Standard to Oracle Enterprise Edition

 The following steps should be done to convert your Oracle Standard Edition database to Oracle Enterprise Edition: 

  1. Backup the database
  2. UnInstall or De-install the Oracle Standard Edition software 
  3. Install the Oracle Enterprise Edition software  
  4. If you have an existing database, point your ORACLE_SID to this pre-existing database
  5. Startup the database
  6. Run the "catalog.sql" and "catproc.sql" scripts (This make sures all objects for Oracle Enterprise Edition are up to date)

That is pretty much it Oracle Enterprise Edition and ready to pay thoose yearly mainteance fees!