I have Oracle 8i Release enterprise 64 bit. The database size is quite small, say 100GB.

Now we need to migrate to Oracle 10g R2. I have the 8i full dump taken using Oracle 8i. The new Oracle will be installed on Windows 2008 server x64 bit OS and we have Oracle 10gR2 standards 64 bit. I have not yet installed Oracle in the new server. Is there a link on step by step instruction to doing this migration from 8i to 10g you can give me?

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Here are the steps for performing an 8i to 10g migration in Oracle:

  1. Install Oracle on your new server
  2. Create the new database using the Database Creation Assistant (DBCA)
  3. Precreate any tablespaces you will need.
  4. Import with FULL=Y. This will create your users and roles and everything else.

This was first published in October 2009

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