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    Using upgrade kit to go from v18 on solaris to v20 on linux vmware platform

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Can we use the upgrade kit to go from v18 on a solaris box to v20 on a linux vmware platform? The Database will stay where it is.

    There are two components to the v20 Upgrade: the AIK (Aleph Installation Kit) and Upgrade Express. Both are independent of the hardware/operating system/unix type being used:

    1. The AIK installs an entirely new v20 instance on the target server.

    2. Upgrade Express uses tar and the Oracle Data Pump to extract aleph (u-tree) tables from v18 and load them onto the new target (v20) instance.

    Or, alternatively, instead of the preceding, you may want to *clone* the v18 Oracle to v20. That should also work -- that is, it is also independent of the application server hardware/operating system/unix type.

    Note: If you were changing the *database* server environment, doing a clone might be a bit more iffy.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013