Database migration across platforms and conversion of single instance to RAC

Working in a huge RAC environment, each passing day is a learning day for me. After setting up 4 node RAC on HP UX Itanium 2 Severs, the subsequent task/challenge is to migrate single instance databases (around 16) from AIX OS to HP OS and plus converting single instance to RAC.

I have started this task on a low confidence note, I would be lying if I say I was very much confident. However, as thing progress, my confidence level went high and at the end I have successfully migrated a database (single instance) from AIX OS to HP OS and then converted the single instance database to RAC database.

To give you a rough idea what I have done:

Converted database from AIX to HP using RMAN.
On HP, then, converted this databases from single-instance to RAC database. There are few ways using which you can achieve this. However, I have opted the DBCA option to execute the task.

Next step is to migrate and convert the rest of the databases using the same method.

Happy reading,



Anonymous said...

Can you share any documentation you may have with more detailed steps?


North_Central_Rules said...

Can you please share any documentation you may have to share your knowledge?

Yasir said...

I am curious to know whether are you alone handle these tasks or you have a team?

The Human Fly said...

Dear Yasir,

Thank you for visiting my blog regularly. Well I have a team of 3 DBAs. I set the procedure and the team will follow all subsequent *similar* tasks

Yasir said...

Thats great!!

Can I ask you any DBA queries?

The Human Fly said...

Of course, you can ask any interesting DBA questions, though don't expect answer to every question.

Yasir said...

I want to learn RAC. For that I need a setup. But how can I built a RAC on my test machine which has 10g and RHEL 4.