RE: Oracle 8i and 9i on same Windows server?

Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:25:32 -0500
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I was never able to get it working. I was a PC tech at the time, had no access to metalink and the best solution for me was to upgrade the client. Good to know that it CAN be done, tho.

P Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really need to.

From: Jared Still [] Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 1:22 PM
Cc:; Oracle List Subject: Re: Oracle 8i and 9i on same Windows server?

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 9:57 AM, SHEEHAN, JEREMY <<>> wrote:

From what I remember you'll have to use a 9i client to connect to a 10g database. The 8i client never worked for me connecting to 10g. If you do, just install in different homes and you should be ok.

Oracle guarantees that all clients will always be able to connect to newer versions of the database. I've seen that stated in an ML note or something, but can't recall just where.

IAC, we have Oracle 7 clients connecting to 11g databases.

Works just fine.

Going the other direction however, a client will not likely be able to connect to any database that is > 2 versions behind.

10g for instance cannot connect to a 7.x database.


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