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RE: Porting Oracle Datafiles to an x86 machine

From: Parker, Matthew <>
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 02:14:10 -0700
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10G supports datafile conversion from Big Endian to Little Endian. For = 8.1.7 on AIX it would be worthwhile to look into the used market for IBM = equipment, such as There are variety of other sites = you can find through google. Most of the price will come down to how = much disk space you need, since a lot of memory or cpu is not needed for = a recovery test. A couple of years back I acquired a 500GB system for = around 8K (yes more than a plain jane Intel system), but your milage = will vary on how bad a company wants to get rid of a system.

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Subject: Porting Oracle Datafiles to an x86 machine

Hi list
I have an IBM AIX 5.1 (PowerPC Power4 RISC processor) server running = Oracle
8.1.7 and I want to have a test restore/recovery server for testing the = validity of all my backups and a development database. My problem is we = can't afford another server (AIX) and thus I'm considering buying an x86 = (Intel or AMD Linux server { much much affordable you will agree} ) and = then port all the datafiles to that machine. My question is will these datafiles be portable/compatible on a = Redhat/Suse linux server? or I'll have to convert the datafiles to a = certain format to make them compatible to the linux box? Does this = really work? Can I have a test database running on a completely = different platform (processor) as the production database?=20

Thank you for all the help.

Best Regards.


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