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icon5.gif  Move to new Server [message #660750] Sun, 26 February 2017 04:44 Go to next message
chris2018
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All,

haven't used any Oracle Database yet. We have no DBA, but I have to move Oracle 10 R2 XE on Windows 2003 SP2 to a new virtual machine. Given that I have no experience with Oracle I would just image the system partition and copy the data partition to the new machine. Windows is shutdown of course. Database is << 1 GB. Downtime shouldn't be a problem. That is I keep the existing directory structure and everything, except the hardware. Will there be any issues?

Just for curiosity: Is there a step by step manual howto re-install and import dumps created with expdp.exe?

- Chris
Re: Move to new Server [message #660752 is a reply to message #660750] Sun, 26 February 2017 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Database Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows x64
Database Utilities, Part I Oracle Data Pump
Database Backup and Recovery Basics

Re: Move to new Server [message #660754 is a reply to message #660752] Sun, 26 February 2017 05:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chris2018
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Thank you. I'll have a look at the manuals, but it's too complicated at first glance for a beginner.

Thus: is there anything against my described "imaging" approach?
Re: Move to new Server [message #660756 is a reply to message #660754] Sun, 26 February 2017 05:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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I know nothing about virtualization so can't help you on this point.
What I know is that Oracle put information in several places when installing itself: its home directory (you gave it), %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Program Files, registry...

Re: Move to new Server [message #660758 is a reply to message #660750] Sun, 26 February 2017 05:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You didn't say what VM environment you are moving to, but if you follow whatever its method is for converting a physical machine to a VM I would think that the software installation and the database will survive. You may have an issue with networking if IP addresses change, the database listener might need reconfiguration.
Re: Move to new Server [message #660759 is a reply to message #660758] Sun, 26 February 2017 06:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chris2018
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Thank you! I will try that and report if it worked. Fortunately, I don't have to change anything on the existing machine so I could go back in worst-case.
Re: Move to new Server [message #661498 is a reply to message #660759] Tue, 21 March 2017 12:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
chris2018
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Everything worked fine. Thanks again.
Re: Move to new Server [message #661500 is a reply to message #661498] Tue, 21 March 2017 14:45 Go to previous message
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chris2018 wrote on Tue, 21 March 2017 13:33
Everything worked fine. Thanks again.
Excellent. Good job. I have many years of Oracle experience, yet moving a database from one machine to another is not something I would want to do.
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