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Old Oracle

Arlindo Ferreira_1
Occasional Contributor

Old Oracle

Hi,
We have installed oracle 8.1.7 64-bit on HP-UX11.00 64bit, now the question is Can we delete the old ORACLE_HOME directories? (lib,migrate,names,network,etc,etc...)
Best regards,
Arlindo Ferreira.
5 REPLIES
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Old Oracle

In a word, yes. They should be no longer needed. To be safe, in case you have some SQL scripts still possibly using them, I would rename the old ORACLE_HOME directory to something else and leave things alone for a little while to see if everything is ok and then rm the directories.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
S.K. Chan
Honored Contributor

Re: Old Oracle

If not sure rename the old oracle home dirs and leave them as they are for a few days and if nothing break, you can remove 'em.
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Old Oracle

Hi there.
I woulde leave them and rename them. If you need to export data to your old version or something else, you will be happy, that you still have them.
Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
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Printaporn_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Old Oracle

more carefull if you migrate old database to new version , using data migration assistant it still refer to old directory at lease check
init.ora does it point to old file.
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T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Old Oracle

Hello,
People above are right.
removing them might cause problem.
The library files of oracle might be used by your application which is connecting to oracle.
So if you remove them then your application requires a configuration to your new oracle library path.
So it is good to rename them and check everything and then go for deletion after some time ..even a month.

Thanks
G Manikandan