Oracle 7.3 is not certified to run on either Windows NT or Windows Server 2003, so if you're not having problems...
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with your database now, you may as soon as you migrate your operating system to Windows 2003. Have a look at the certification matrix.
What you might want to consider is migrating the Oracle 7.3 to 9i or 10g on a different server running Windows 2003. If you choose to use Oracle's export and import utilities to accomplish this, the basic steps are as follows:
- Create new database on the Windows 2003 server
- Export the existing Oracle 7.3 database
- FTP the dmp file to the Windows 2003 server
- Import into the newly created database
Migrating from Oracle 7.3 to 9i or 10g is a quite a change so you will want to test this migration thoroughly to ensure that the applications supported by the database still function as expected.
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