Transportable tablespaces for Oracle on Linux upgrade
The goal is to migrate Oracle 9i (188.8.131.52 EE) on Red Hat Advanced Linux 2.1
to Oracle 10g R2 (EE) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4. I have read a number of documents but
since we are upgrading our operating system we would like to do a fresh install of Linux and OCFS2,
thus my question is, can I use transportable
to move my data to the new server that we are building?
You should be able to use transportable tablespaces to migrate your database from Oracle 9i to
10gR2. There are, of course, some limitations:
- The compatible parameter must be set to at least 8.1 in both the source and target
- You must be using Enterprise Edition to generate a transportable tablespace set (which you
- The source and target databases must have the same character set and national character
- The tablespaces you wish to transport must be self-contained tablespaces. Use the
DBMS_TTS.TRANSPORT_SET_CHECK procedure to check whether this is true.
For additional information on transportable tablespaces, the Oracle
Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Administrator's Guide
is a good reference.
This was first published in April 2007