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wah
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Oracle 10g standby database

I am undergoing the implementation of the oracle standby database by using a "HP-UX Itanium" Server. However, the oracle primary database is running on a "HP-UX PA-RISC" server.

Refer to the "Oracle® Data Guard
Concepts and Administration" documentation. This wrote:
"All members of a Data Guard configuration must run an Oracle image that is built for the ****same platform.
For example, this means a Data Guard configuration with a primary database on a 32-bit Linux on Intel system can have a standby database that is configured on a 32-bit Linux on Intel system. However, a primary database on a 64-bit HP-UX system can also be configured with a standby database on a 32-bit HP-UX system, as long as both servers are running ****32-bit images."

I would like to know that the "HP-UX Itanium" and "HP-UX PA-RISC" are defined as SAME platform.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Oracle 10g standby database

Shalom wah,

To be sure, you need to check with Oracle.

However, I'd say they are not the same platform.

Oracle provides different software for PA-RISC and Itanium, even for the common OS platform 11i v2, which is 64 bit only.

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wah
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Re: Oracle 10g standby database

Thanks very much for your reply.

I found that Oracle have different Oracle for HP-UX PA-RISC and HP-UX Itanium,
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0) for HP-UX PA-RISC
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0) for HP-UX Itanium
http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle10g/index.html

so, should I say "HP-UX PA-RISC and HP-UX Itanium are in SAME OS, but they are in different Platform"?
Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 10g standby database

Hi Wah,

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition 10g Release 2 (64-bit)is certified on HP-UX PA-RISC and HP-UX Itanium architectures.

On PA-RISC architecture, Oracle 10gR2 64-bit is certified on operating system HP-UX version 11.11 (11i v1) and version 11.23 (11i v2)

On Itanium architecture Oracle 10gR2 64-bit is certified on operating system HP-UX
Version 11.23 (11i v2)

IA

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Re: Oracle 10g standby database


Oracle offers different binaries for PA-RISC HP-UX and IA64 HP-UX because the engine needs to be compiled with a specialized compiler for IA-64, but the engine is essentially the same and you have binary compatibility in the datafiles, so I believe it should work.

Anyway I think you would prefer to be sure having an official statement from Oracle, just open a TAR and they will say.

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Ben Dehner
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Re: Oracle 10g standby database

I think Allesandro has the best reply; call Oracle and ask them. My *guess* is that it would probably work. Even if it does work, the really important question is "will Oracle support it"? If this is not a configuration that has been officially tested and blessed by Oracle, I'd be very hestitant about using it in a production environment.
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wah
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Re: Oracle 10g standby database

i have confirmed with Oracle official support about the platform problem with the standby datatbase.

The Oracle support said that the standby database is depended on the oracle version, but dont depended on the platform. This is that "i can run a standby database with a HP-UX PA-RISC, while the primary database is the HP-UX itanium."

Thanks very much for your assist.