RDBPROD: Copying Configuration File From One Version to the Next Prevents Multiversion Function
(Doc ID 553383.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2020
Applies to:Oracle SQL/Services for Rdb on OpenVMS - Version 7.1 and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha
Upgrading from SQL/Services 7.2 to SQL/Services 7.3 (or 7.1 to 7.2 or 7.3) with the intention of running both versions at the same time, alternate ports must be used. In many instances, it is ideal to have the same dispatchers and services in both versions. It is perceived that the easiest way to acquire a configuration identical from the old version to the new version would be to copy the configuration file from one directory to the new directory. Ports in the copied file would then be changed to be unique from the older version.
However, after carefully ensuring all ports are unique, it is not possible to get both the old version and the new version running at the same time.
After starting the first monitor, for example 7.3 using:
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