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Taking backup on Unix and restoring to Windows or Linux

Taking backup on Unix and restoring to Windows or Linux

By  Brian Peasland, Database Administrator, SGT, Inc.

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Can I take an Oracle database backup on Unix and restore it onto a Windows environment? What are the options available to copy an entire database from Unix to Windows or Unix to Linux?
You cannot restore a database backup to another OS platform. Probably the two best options are to use Oracle's export/import utilities to copy the database, or to use RMAN to create a duplicate database on the new platform for you. Details are in the Oracle Utilities Guide or the Backup and Recovery Guide, respectively.

09 Feb 2006