Hmm to upgrade or patch a 18.104.22.168 database to 22.214.171.124 (or any newer version) you start the database with 126.96.36.199 binaries. Assumming Cloning doesnt mean RMAN clone so I guess you can.
Copy your 188.8.131.52 backup to 184.108.40.206, startup migrate (or upgrade, check patchset README.html) and run the catpatch.sql script
We are in the process of cloning one of our 9206 staging DB to another box. In the new box, we have 9207 binaries installed, is it possible to clone the 9206 db to 9207 binaries. Kindly advice.