RE: Cloning Oracle Home - 10gR2 different Windows O/S

From: S. Anthony Sequeira <>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:10:06 +0100
Message-Id: <1224868206.30915.31.camel@quasar.sequestor.lan>

On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 11:58 -0500, Bort, Guillermo wrote:
> It *should* work, however, if time is really of the essence, then
> perhaps performing a silent install is a wiser course of actione, since
> cloning throuhg different versions of win is not documented. You can try
> it though.

Some background, I'll try to be brief. We have had several failures of a DR test, the last being due to lack of time to restore the database, a large DW. The DR test server was allocated for the duration of the test only. The tape subsystem (Legato) was required for normal backups at 18:00 every day. Because the DR test server was on a different network, the tape system had to be switched between the two.

Anyway, the idea is to use an ex Oracle W2K server as the DR test server, this server will be on the normal network, and therefore the tape system and server will be available however long it takes.

I'm thinking that the best way is the clone the production database home, onto the DR test server, so we get the environments as close as possible, if this fails, I will do an install.

Time is short, because downtime has been scheduled soon for the production server, so we can copy the Oracle Home off. Won't hurt trying anyway, I guess.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [] On Behalf Of S. Anthony Sequeira
> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2008 2:48 PM
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> Subject: Cloning Oracle Home - 10gR2 different Windows O/S
> Hi,
> Is it possible to clone a 10gR2 Oracle_Home (binaries) from a MS Win
> 2003 Server SP1 to a Win 2K SP4 server both 32bit?
> I cannot find anything that says it's a bad idea, and time is short.
> Following Note:559304.1 on Metalink.
> Regards.

S. Anthony Sequeira
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