RE: Moving oracle to new platform.

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 16:56:16 -0400
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Joel, for sun Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, etc still appears to be available. Having a new platform that complies with transporting the database in 10g will save you time, but as I remember that won't work for 9i so you need to plan from an export/import process. Now will you existing tools word, well you know grid is available so that's not an issue. As for the others is they work from a remote server, like your desktop, you've got no problems there. Some of your shell scripting may not work as expected, but those can be updated. The biggest problem is the applications your running. If they don't support the OS your moving to then your stuck and if they do you had better plan of testing them thoroughly. The off hours work is going to be one of those things that you'll have to suffer with. Users are a 9 to 5 crowd, but servers aren't.  

Dick Goulet  

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Subject: Moving oracle to new platform.    

I have time to answer this.  

Our sys admin wants to do a hardware refresh essentially moving from solaris Sun Sparce 5.8, 5.9 to 5.10 (and virtualize) on Sun Sparc. Management has asked him to write up (cost analysis), and consider other platforms such as HU-UX, x86, AIX, ...    

Especially Solaris 5.10 on x86. (cost).  

Not sure if your first reaction is the same as mine....  

I'll check the obvious like pre-requisites for transportable tablespaces, but there may be considerations that are not coming directly to mind that have costs... Like will all my existing tools continue to work. The down time and testing. Applications and oracle binaries need to be re-installed,  

These are fairly straight forward and out of the box. Is there something in your experiences you can recall and mention? We have,,, and, Also Enterprise manager Grid Control, (and this would be a new IP I'm sure - groan).  

Is software still available for new platform?            

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