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Frequently Asked Questions about Restoring Or Duplicating Between Different Versions And Platforms (Doc ID 369644.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This note answers common questions relating to how RMAN can be used to restore backups from older releases and from systems with a different word size. These are scenarios that are often related to Oracle software upgrades.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 1) Can I restore or duplicate my previous version database using a later version of Oracle?
 2) Can I restore or duplicate between two different patchset levels?
 3) Can I restore or duplicate between two different versions of the same operating system?
 4) Is it possible to restore or duplicate when the bit level (32 bit or 64 bit) of Oracle does not match? 
 5) Is it possible to restore a later version backup to an earlier version of Oracle?
 6) Can I restore or duplicate my RMAN backup between two different platforms such as Solaris to Linux?
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