That is a feature that I am very interested in: can 10g RMAN convert 9i tablespace from another platform? This is the situation: my production database is on Solaris (184.108.40.206) and my toy database is, as might be expected, on Linux. Our developers are eager to try some new tricks on 10g and would like me to create them a full size copy of production. Export import is, as might be expected, a slow and painful process and I would like to shortcut it by converting tablespaces from the 9.2 database. Unfortunately, 9.2 is also RAC with raw devices and the sysadmin is not overly happy by my suggesting dd/scp combination. He will give his consent if I can convert 9.2 tablespace from Solaris into 10g (10.2.0.1 on RH EL 4.0) but I am not allowed to try it before. So, I am in the catch-22 situation. Do I stand a chance or is my idea completely outlandish and unrealistic? -- Mladen Gogala Ext. 121 -----Original Message----- From: Pete Sharman [mailto:peter.sharman@xxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:21 PM To: brian.peasey@xxxxxxxxx; Oracle-L Cc: Peter Ross Sharman Subject: RE: Moving schema from 10g on Windows to 10g AIX 5L? Look into cross platform transportable tablespaces. In 10g it may well be the fastest way to move data between two different OS's (though at 30 gig, you're not moving huge amounts and expdp/impdp via a network pipe may be comparable - never tested it to see).