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upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

joseph51
Regular Advisor

upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

HI,

We have a plan to upgrade the OS version from 11.11 to 11.31 in PA-RISC machine, where in oracle 9i is running .Is there any document available for this . can any one bfief out the steps
Please help me
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Hi:

So what are you asking about; the HP-uX upgrade process or the Oracle transition; or both?

Regards!

...JRF...
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

What model server? HP-UX 11.31 will run on a very selected number of servers.

Also, if I recall correctly, there is no direct upgrade path from 11.11 to 11.31. You must either go 11.11 to 11.23 to 11.31 if you are using update-ux, or you must do a cold install of 11.31.

You should also verify with Oracle that version 9i of the DB is supported with 11.31. It may not be, I'm not sure.

joseph51
Regular Advisor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

the customer has a plan to upgrade both UNIX & oracle. But I am taking care of HPUX only . here the server model using is rp4440.Customer told me they want to upgrade the OSversion from 11.11 to 11.31.

James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Hi (again) Binu:

It is imperative that you read this before/as you formulate your detail steps:

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-6552/index.html

Regards!

...JRF...
melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

You CANNOT upgrade directly from 11iv1 to 11iv3.
You either upgrade from 11iv1 to 11iv2, and THEN from 1iv2 to 11iv3, or you cold install.
I recommend the last option
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
joseph51
Regular Advisor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

When I discussed with customer they told me that they dont want to loose the data . If I do the cold install the entire data will loose ..right . IF i go for upgrade please tell me steps
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Hi Binu:

> When I discussed with customer they told me that they dont want to loose the data . If I do the cold install the entire data will loose ..right . IF i go for upgrade please tell me steps

A cold-install will only eradicate the vg00 volume group. Hopefully this volume group only contains the standard HP-UX logical volumes. Then you can simply 'vgimport' non-vg00 volume groups after your cold-install.

All this said, you cannot directly move from from 11.11 to 11.31 unless you cold-install. To use the 'update-ux' (non-cold-install) methodology to reach 11.31 from 11.11, you must step through 11.23.

Regards!

...JRF...
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Before moving to9 11.31, I would have your Oracle DBAs look for 9i support on 11.31. If your version of Oracle won't work or is not supported on 11.31, then your job is much easier as there is nothing to do.

As far as Oracle data, if your system was designed correctly, all the Oracle data files will be on a separate volume group. These volume groups are not affected by a cold install vof vg00. Just use vgimport to bring them back.

However, Oracle code will have to be reinstalled.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin
Fabian Briseño
Esteemed Contributor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Hello Binu.
As I recall Oracle 9i is not supported on 11.31.

For O.S. fbackup non O.S. information, or if you have a 3rd. party application for backups do a full backup of all your files and then restore after upgrade.

As someone said above vgexport/vgimport is also a choice.

Have a nice day.
Knowledge is power.
joseph51
Regular Advisor

Re: upgrading OS from 11.11 to 11.31

Thanks to all for your valuable answers