Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Migration to 11i

Occasional Visitor

Migration to 11i

we are going to migrate a lot of HP servers from hp-ux 11.0 or 10.20 to 11i. Most of them have Oracle databasees up and running (different versions, at least 8.1.7).

Is there any documentation which tells me what is needed for such an migration ?

Thanks in advance,
Christiane Wilken
Honored Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i


till now i haven't heard of successful migration from 10.2 to 11.0 or to 11i.
(even i tried and failed). Better way is backup the database. do the cold install of OS which gives you the cleaner environment and retrieve the database from backup.
never give up
Cheryl Griffin
Honored Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i

Most links are consolidated off of:
Including links to which has the upgrade instructions.
"Downtime is a Crime."
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i


See the "Installation and Update Guide" at:

Also, most everyone will tell you that you're better off doing a cold-install rather than an upgrade, especially when transitioning from 10.20.


Jean-Louis Phelix
Honored Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i


This is a general installation or ugrade guide :

It works for me (© Bill McNAMARA ...)
Occasional Visitor

Re: Migration to 11i

Hi again,

thanks for all answers !

Unfortunately my question was not clear; of course we are doing an cold installation of 11i. What I would like to know is, if there is any hint on wich patches (for instance) are needed for which ORACLE version; if there is anything we need to think of by duming the database, reinstalling ORACLE and importing the dump.

Any ideas ?

Thanks again,
Christiane Wilken
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i

Actually, after you install the equivalent version of Oracle on your 11.11 box along with the equivalent Oracle patches, you can simply transfer the data to the new box directly. As long as you restore the data to the same pathnames, the database will startup in the new environment with absolutely no changes. I have actually done this several times.

Your Oracle installation documentation for HP-UX will also list any required OS patches required for your version of HP-UX.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i

I am moving 11.00 systems to 11.11 right now.

The docs posted are great, I'll add some practical experience.

1) Forget in place mirgration. If the move is 32 bit to 64 bit for example the oracle database will have to be installed from scratch and the data migrated either through database cloning or export/import

2) Designer Repository will require a clean install of an empty Repository followed by a migration of the Repository data from old system to new.

The good news is, if your oracle datafiles(non-repository) are on an external disk array, you can get away with installing the correct oracle versions on the new system and then transfer control of the virtual/physical disks to the new system.

If you follow the install guide for Oracle the database server installation is a breeze. It takes 20 minutes on an L2000 dual 550 MHz processors with 2G of RAM.

Gosh, I love new hardware.
Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Frequent Advisor

Re: Migration to 11i


Before I try to shaw my gem of wisdom ;-) let me be sure we are clear...

You have 10.2 and 11.0 HPUX running Oracle Databases.
You are looking to upgrade to HPUX 11i.

I have migrate from 10.2 up to 11 (HPUX 11i doesn't support Oracle Apps 10.7).

I bought a new server. Installed the database files there. And exported/ imported my database in. I was running the June 2002 HP patch set. Ran fine. No problems.

I applied 1-2 additional patches that were docuemnted on the Oracle CD docuemntation/ Readme.

Note: You MUST install new Oracle Database files if moving off of 10.20 ... the object files changed and Oracle was re-compiled.

Andreas D. Skjervold
Honored Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i


Apply the latest Gold Base Bundle (Sept 2002) and tune the kernel according to the Oracle install guide,
Working sample:
dbc_max_pct 25
max_thread_proc 256
maxdsiz 0X040000000
maxdsiz_64bit 0X080000000
maxfiles 1024
maxfiles_lim 2048
maxssiz 0X008000000
maxssiz_64bit 0X40000000
semmni 4096
semmns (SEMMNI*2)
semmnu (NPROC-4)
shmmax 0X60000000
shmmni 800

Only by ignoring what everyone think is important, can you be aware of what everyone ignores!
Andreas D. Skjervold
Honored Contributor

Re: Migration to 11i

I'm sorry !
The latest 11i patch bundle is ofcourse the june 2002 bundle.

Only by ignoring what everyone think is important, can you be aware of what everyone ignores!