I don't have the 10gR2 installation notes in front of me at the moment, but I'm pretty sure you can go straight from 32 to 64 bit. -- Mark J. Bobak Senior Oracle Architect ProQuest Information & Learning There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which shouldn't be done at all. -Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005 ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sanjay Mishra Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 12:19 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: 32 Bit to 64 bit Hi I had 8i (32 Bit) Database (126.96.36.199.0) on Solaris 2.8 (64bit) system. Now I want to upgrade the 8i Database to 10g Release 2(64 bit). What will be the correct procedure. Do I need to upgrade firstly from 8i (32bit) to 8i (64bit) or I can go directly from 8i(32 Bit) to Oracle 10g Rel2 (64bit) Tx Sanjay ________________________________ Cheap Talk? Check out <http://us.rd.yahoo.com/mail_us/taglines/postman8/*http://us.rd.yahoo.co m/evt=39663/*http://voice.yahoo.com> Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone call rates.