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icon5.gif  Upgrading Oracle 8.0 to 9i [message #249471] Wed, 04 July 2007 10:58 Go to next message
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I am replacing/upgrading a server running a product called TestDirector and an Oracle 8 database. I need to upgrade the Oracle database to 9i and then to 10g (have to do this as test director will require a stepped upgrade as well on each version). I have built a complete new server and installed Oracle 9i software only and have not created a new database on this. I would like to simply import and upgrade the database from the 8 server into the fresh install 9i on the other server and I don't really know what I am doing! All I have managed to do so far is create a dmp file from Data Manager in version 8. I have never used Oracle before so I would appreciate any advice anyone can offer Smile

Many thanks in advance.

Re: Upgrading Oracle 8.0 to 9i [message #249483 is a reply to message #249471] Wed, 04 July 2007 11:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No offense is intended but your company should hire somebody who actually knows Oracle & how it works.

See the 1st problem is that you do not realize that a functioning database must exist before you can do an import.
Therefore having just a dump file & the V9 s/w installed is necessary but not sufficient to get the application "upgraded/migrated".

You don't know, what you don't know.
There are many potential GOTCHAS that will severely impede any progress for anyone who has never worked with Oracle before now.

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Re: Upgrading Oracle 8.0 to 9i [message #252472 is a reply to message #249471] Wed, 18 July 2007 23:33 Go to previous message
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If you google 'upgrade oracle database' you will find articles like http://www.oracle.com/technology/obe/obe10gdb/install/9i10g/9i10g.htm this is for 9 to 10, look around the Oracle site and there will be one for 8 to 9.

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