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Using backup taken on Windows to restore Linux database

I am running a database on Windows and one on Linux. I have taken a backup of the database from the Windows system. Will this backup be utilized to restore the database running on Linux? If yes, can you tell me the procedure?

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You can only restore the backup on a similar platform. The datafiles for Oracle on Windows are not compatible with the datafiles for Oracle on Linux.

This was first published in May 2006

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