RMAN convert 5TB db on Linux (Little Endian) to AIX (Big Endian) - alternatives?

From: Taylor, Chris David <ChrisDavid.Taylor_at_ingrambarge.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:17:08 -0600
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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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