Re: RMAN restore to lower point release/different OS?

From: Noons <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 23:43:59 +1100
Message-ID: <gn3pld$3g5$>

Malcolm Dunnett wrote,on my timestamp of 13/02/2009 9:50 AM:

> One of the wrinkles is that the VMS server is currently running Oracle
> (Oracle hasn't yet released for VMS).


> principle there shouldn't be an issue moving the files. I know that
> Oracle supports moving database files between VMS on Alpha and VMS on
> Itanium (I've successfully done that numerous times) but I'm not sure if
> the database running on Linux on Itanium makes a difference.

Could well be more than that. I do recall the upgrade from to is not just a code patch: there is a final step that upgrades the dictionary, with heaps of changes. You're potentially looking at major dictionary changes between 0.4 and 0.2. Might work if your VMS was 0.3?

Still: worth having a chat with the support folks. Or investigate the use of transportable tablespaces? Received on Fri Feb 13 2009 - 06:43:59 CST

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