Re: Database Migration and Upgrade across Servers ( from Solaris to HP)

  • From: "Jared Still" <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:59:27 -0700

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Niall Litchfield <
niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> firstly I ought to say that I agree entirely with Jeremiah. In fact
> I'd go further and suggest that dbua be your first port of call ahead
> of any manual method. dbua will be aware of things you aren't and does
> do sensible checks and reminders that dbas can miss.
I will second that.

There was a time when I considered the manual method the 'manly'
method of upgrading.

"Real DBA's use the manual method for complete control".

I have not thought that way for some time now, as DBUA does a great
job, and enables me to spend less time on a less than pleasant task.

In fact if you are upgrading an SAP database from 9.x to 10.x, SAP
has a modified version of DBUA, which was the only method we could
use to reliable upgrade a windows database from 32 windows
to 64 bit windows.

Believe me, we tried other methods.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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