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OpenVMS: Migration note for Oracle 10.2 on Alpha OpenVMS to Oracle 10.2 on Itanium OpenVMS (Doc ID 405742.1)

Last updated on APRIL 16, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha


This document is a copy of the alpha_to_integrity.txt file available under ora_root:[rdbms] directory on a 10.2 Alpha OpenVMS installation. 

Two corrections to alpha_to_integrity.txt shipped with the kit for OpenVMS  are included here.

Correction 1.  

For section 3.2.5 The ORATAB File





Correction 2.

Additional steps near the end of section 5 to rename your datafiles prior to opening the database under the Integrity environment.

The purpose of this document is to provide instructions on how to migrate an Oracle 10.2 database  from the Alpha OpenVMS platform to Itanium OpenVMS platform.   This note requires the Oracle database on Alpha OpenVMS to already be at release 10.2 .  If your Oracle database is 10.1 or older, then use export/import or upgrade the database to 10.2 first.


This note is intended for anyone wanting to migrate an Oracle 10.2 database from Alpha OpenVMS to Itanium OpenVMS


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In this Document
 1. Introduction
 2. Pre-migration
 3. Gather Information
 3.1 Gathering Database File Information
 3.2 Gathering O/S File Information
 3.3 Gathering Configuration Information
 3.4 Shutdown
 3.5 Take a Backup
 3.6 Copy Database Files
 3.7 Copy and Adjust O/S Files
 4. Setup New Environment on Integrity Server
 5. Setup Initialization Parameter Files and Start the Database
 6. Configure Oracle Net and Start the Listener

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