RE: Oracle 8i and 9i on same Windows server?

  • To: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 13:25:32 -0500

I was never able to get it working.  I was a PC tech at the time, had no access 
to metalink and the best solution for me was to upgrade the client.  Good to 
know that it CAN be done, tho.

P Consider the environment. Please don't print this e-mail unless you really 
need to.

From: Jared Still [mailto:jkstill@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 1:22 PM
Cc: oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx; Oracle List
Subject: Re: Oracle 8i and 9i on same Windows server?

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 9:57 AM, SHEEHAN, JEREMY 
<JEREMY.SHEEHAN@xxxxxxx<mailto:JEREMY.SHEEHAN@xxxxxxx>> wrote:

From what I remember you'll have to use a 9i client to connect to a 10g 
database.  The 8i client never worked for me connecting to 10g.  If you do, 
just install in different homes and you should be ok.

Oracle guarantees that all clients will always be able to connect to newer 
of the database.  I've seen that stated in an  ML note or something, but can't 
just where.

IAC, we have Oracle 7 clients connecting to 11g databases.

Works just fine.

Going the other direction however, a client will not likely be able to connect
to any database that is > 2 versions behind.

10g for instance cannot connect to a 7.x database.


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