In the next couple of weeks I need to migrate from a DB2 UDB version 7.2 database running on an AIX 4.3.3 system to Oracle 10.2.0.2 running on Redhat Linux 4.2. It doesn't appear that I will be able to use the Oracle Migration Workbench because from the documentation it only supports migrating from a DB2 UDB database running on Windows platforms. Is this true?
It does appear that there is migration documentation available for DB2 UDB on the Windows platform only. I would say it does not appear that there is a migration tool available from Oracle that covers DB2 UDB on AIX. For more information, you can refer to Oracle's
Migration Technology Center
. There is a section with links to third-party software that might be helpful to you. There is also a link to the Oracle Database Conversion Guide for DB2 (OS/390) to Oracle9i. It is specific to the OS/390 platform but contains some useful information that may apply cross-platform when performing a migration like you have described.
Bob T. writes:
We discovered this exact problem a while back but we worked around the Windows requirement as follows: I would suggest that the person in this article might consider putting up a DB2 instance on Windows, export from AIX-db into Windows-db, then migrate from DB2 on Windows to Oracle on Linux.
This process works going from Oracle to MySQL or SQL Server, and with some tweaking it should work in reverse.
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