Re: Unix Windows differences

Michael

The same broad approach will work but there are some differences. The new
home will get a new registry tree (under HKLM\Software\Oracle ) and you use
oradim to create and delete the windows services for the database. The
autostart or not nature of the database is an attribute of the service (and
oradim will set it), The Oracle Home that runs the service is determined by
which Oracle Home oradim was run from to create the service.

Niall

On Feb 3, 2008 1:27 PM, Michael Hennesy <michael.hennesy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>
>  I have always worked with Unix (mostly Solaris) as the OS for Oracle.
> When I need to upgrade, for example from 10.2.0.2 to 10.2.0.3, I would
> create a new Oracle home, install 10.2.0.1 followed by 10.2.0.3. After
> upgrading if something went wrong I could easily restore the instance, and
> bring it up under the old home basically by changing the entries in oratab.
>
> I would like to do the same thing in Windows, can someone point me to a
> document that has the steps to  accomplish this on a windows platform.
> What's the equivalent of oratab in Windows?
>
> Thanks - Mike
>
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