Re: Moving 10g database between platforms

From: Vladimir M. Zakharychev <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2010 06:42:59 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Feb 1, 6:55 am, vsevolod afanassiev <> wrote:
> In 10g Oracle introduced ability to use transportable tablespaces to
> move
> data between different platforms if endian format is the same:
> ----------- ------------------------------ --------------
>           1 Solaris[tm] OE (32-bit)        Big
>           2 Solaris[tm] OE (64-bit)        Big
>           7 Microsoft Windows IA (32-bit)  Little
>          10 Linux IA (32-bit)              Little
>           6 AIX-Based Systems (64-bit)     Big
>           3 HP-UX (64-bit)                 Big
>           5 HP Tru64 UNIX                  Little
>           4 HP-UX IA (64-bit)              Big
>          11 Linux IA (64-bit)              Little
>          15 HP Open VMS                    Little
>           8 Microsoft Windows IA (64-bit)  Little
>           9 IBM zSeries Based Linux        Big
>          13 Linux x86 64-bit               Little
>          16 Apple Mac OS                   Big
>          12 Microsoft Windows x86 64-bit   Little
>          17 Solaris Operating System (x86) Little
>          18 IBM Power Based Linux          Big
>          20 Solaris Operating System (x86- Little
>             64)
>          19 HP IA Open VMS                 Little
> So it should be possible to use transportable tablespaces to move data
> from
> Sun SPARC Solaris to AIX.
> Question: is it possible to copy entire database including control
> files,
> redo logs, SYSTEM and SYSAUX tablespaces?

Not using TTS. Provided that the endianness is the same, should be no problem simply copying the datafiles and redo logs (their format is the same across all platforms with the same endianness,) but you will most likely need to backup control file to trace on the source system and recreate it on the target system (possibly editing paths to the data files if you relocated them during copy.)

You can also try RMAN DUPLICATE command (TFM says that the platform should be the same, but I am not sure if this restriction refers to the hardware and OS platform and is somehow enforced by checking and matching OS and CPU architecture, or duplicating to different hardware/ OS combination with the same endianness is actually supported - never tried it myself.)


   Vladimir M. Zakharychev
   N-Networks, makers of Dynamic PSP(tm) Received on Mon Feb 01 2010 - 08:42:59 CST

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