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How to move an Oracle database between platforms?

Expert Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonAugust 20, 2015

Question:  I want to perform a cross-platform database migration, moving my database to a different type of server with a different operating system.  I want to migrate my database from Windows to Red Hat Linux, but I don't know the best way to move the entire database across different platforms.  I know that I can use a Data Pump export-import, but I wonder if I can migrate my database to Linux with RMAN?

Answer:  There are many ways to move a database, cross-platform between hardware platforms and OS environments:

For  complete details on using Oracle utilities to migrate Oracle databases, see these recommended books:

In related topics, see my notes on:

Cross platform Oracle migration example using RMAN

Oracle ACE Kamran Agayev Agamehdi, co-author of the great book "Oracle Backup & Recovery: Expert secrets for using RMAN", shows how to use RMAN to convert a Windows database to Linux.

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