Re: RMAN convert 5TB db on Linux (Little Endian) to AIX (Big Endian) - alternatives?
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 17:29:29 +0200
You can have a data pump solution as well.
On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Taylor, Chris David < ChrisDavid.Taylor_at_ingrambarge.com> wrote:
> I was asked about converting a 5 TB 10.2 database on RHEL to a 11.2
> database on AIX.
> As I was thinking through this, I understand that to do the conversion
> from Linux to AIX the database would have to be at the same version. So,
> I'd either have to upgrade prior to moving, or after. Then I was thinking
> about the RMAN conversion speed to convert from little endian to big endian
> and I think I would have a problem due to the time required.
> I don't have access to the exact I/O throughput on the system but if I can
> convert 4 GB in 14 minutes (stats taken from a white paper) through RMAN,
> that's close to 1/3 GB per minute. So I could do 1 GB = 3 minutes. (Should
> I expect more than 1/3 GB per minute?)
> So, if I have 1 TB (approx. 1000GB) that would 3000 minutes. Now if I
> have 5 TB, that's 15,000 MINUTES (!) to convert through RMAN.
> Is that really my only option (or best option anyway)?
> What other options should I explore?
> Chris Taylor
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