Re: Migration from 8i to 11g
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:16:47 -0800
Someone pointed out that you might be referring to doing an import/export - in which case, I retract my question. (And you're on 8i anyway, so it's not like you're getting loads of support to begin with!)
One other suggestion: It is somewhat tedious, and I don't know if
you've looked at them yet, but if you read through all of the 'What's
New' documents from 9i on (e.g.
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e16763/whatsnew.htm) that could help reduce the surprise changes.
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 9:58 AM, kathryn axelrod <kat.axe_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>any other suggestions or comments we may take care of?
> Probably not at all what you were looking for, but I can't help but ask:
> Oracle doesn't support a direct 8i>11gR2 upgrade (551141.1) so what
> happens if something goes wrong during the upgrade/you encounter a
> completely wonky bug right after?
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 5:39 AM, David Ramírez Reyes <dramirezr_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello all!
>> We have some old instances running on Oracle 8i (18.104.22.168) and right now we
>> are planning to migrate those to the latest version of Oracle (11g release
>> 2); I know that this is maybe an insane migration, but we as DBA's, don't
>> have that decision in our hands (this idea comes directly from the CIO, we
>> would like to migrate to 10g first).
>> We have made some tests and the migration seems to be clean, but I must say
>> that this is the first time am using 11g and I would not like to find any
>> "surprise" when moving...
>> Apart from the client upgrade, any other suggestions or comments we may
>> take care of?
>> Any information is appreciated!
>> David Ramírez