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Copying an Oracle database from Solaris to NT

I have a 8 GB Oracle 8.1.7 database on Solaris. What is the best and simplest way to copy it to Windows NT or 2000?

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The best way to copy the database would be using export/import. On the Solaris side, run a full export using the command:
exp sys/change_on_install file=full.dmp full=y

On the NT side, create the database and tablespaces (you can find out the size of the tablespaces from the source database by querying dba_data_files), then import the data using the command:
imp sys/change_on_insatll file=full.dmp full=y

This was first published in June 2002

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