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Toscanini Montano
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rx vs rp binary compatibility

Hi everyone,

I currently have a rx2600 server with HP-UX 11.23 and Oracle 9i.

I am programming to pass all the above services on rx2600 to a rp3440 server with HP-UX 11.23

I have some question:
I wonder if there is binary compatibility between both servers?

Can I use the same Oracle applications for the new installation on rp3440?

to transfer of the database can I do with a restoration of backup or should I make an export and import of the data bese?

Greetings
Toscanini

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Patrick Wallek
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

No, native Itanium, your rx2600, code is NOT compatible with PA-RISC, your rp3440.

You database datafiles may be OK, but you will have to install Oracle for PA-RISC on the rp3440.
Torsten.
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

Everyone ;-) is moving from PA to Itanium, why you move the other way?

PA binaries will run on ia64, but not vice versa.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Toscanini Montano
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

Thanks Torsten,

The rx2600 is a testing server with basic configuration (1 processor and 4GB RAM)

I´m moving all services form rx2600 to rp3440 server with 4 procesor and 16GB RAM.

basicly my question is how is the best practice to move the Oracle data base?

Toscanini
Emil Velez
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

export the database records from the tablespace files and import them to build a new database.
Duncan Edmonstone
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

Whilst there is no binary exceutable compatbility between PA and IA systems, there _is_ data compatability.

So for an oracle database, when moving between a rx2600 and a rp3440, you will need to:

a) ensure you have the _same_ Oracle version installed on each system, but make sur you have oracle for HP9000/PA-RISC on the rp3440 and oracle for HP Integrity/Itanium on the rx2600

b) just copy the oracle parameter files, datafiles, control files and redo logs across from the rx to the rp server - you should be able to start the database (no need to do an export/import)

of course any external code should be recompiled for the rp platform.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Toscanini Montano
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Re: rx vs rp binary compatibility

Thanks all