Upgrade from Database 9i to 10g on Linux

From: <alex.berindei_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:56:23 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <bdfab615-398b-437f-b661-ebe45d71318b@w8g2000prd.googlegroups.com>


I am supposed to upgrade a 9i database to 10g on Linux x86 on 32bits.

Things to know:
- I want to preserve old installation. On 9i some very good DBA (not
like me) installed the database and there are many scripts which automate things like backup
- I don't need to upgrade the old database, I will create a new schema
in 10g with new data

My problems:
1) should I use the same user for installation? (install more Oracle homes) or use different users?
2) which tool would you recommend for this 10g installation? 3) I know that before the installation I could at least change the $ORACLE_HOME to point to another folder. Question is if this is enough or I should change also other variables? There is also a oraRepository folder in $ORACLE_BASE.
4) on the existing oracle user there are a few environment variables used by oracle. How many of these should I keep to run the Oracle 10g installation?
Existing variables in 9i are:
CLASSPATH=/oracle/ora920/JRE:/oracle/ora920/jlib:/oracle/ora920/rdbms/ jlib:/oracle/ora920/network/jlib
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/oracle/ora920/lib:/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib LOGNAME=oracle

PATH=/oracle/ora920/bin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/ bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/oracle/bin:/oracle/ora920/bin PWD=/home/oracle

Thanks alot (as a novice),
Alex Received on Thu Apr 10 2008 - 12:56:23 CDT

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