Move Grid Control repository db to a different server.

Is it possible to & if so, what steps if any are needed after restore?

Shutdown the grid repository db
Stop all processes
Run a full server backup
Restore to another server (can possibly be same hostname)
Startup db
Start all processes
     Or
Do you have to do a new install, export/import from existing grid repository db?

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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
If you want to restore to another server that will have the same name (and IP address) as the original server, your steps should work just fine.
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dedean01Technical Support Engineer Author Commented:
The IP address will be different, will that present a problem?
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dedean01Technical Support Engineer Author Commented:
Also,
We are moving from hp-ux servers to titanium servers.

Thanks
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I expect that will be a problem.  I've moved other Oracle databases from server to server and I knew that i just needed to changes the tnsnames.ora files on the clients or applciation servers to the new server.  For the OEM Grid Control repository however, I think it may use configuration values that are stored in other places than the tnsnames.ora file, but I don't where these might be, or if Oracle supports modifying them.
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
When I said "that will be a problem" I meant the different IP address.  I don't know if a different O/S will be a problem, or not.
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
But if the O/S is different, there is no way that you can do a backup and restore from the old server to the new server, right?
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dedean01Technical Support Engineer Author Commented:
Yeah, that's right. I was trying to research metalink but the only note that I could fine was "Note 388090.1"  Title: Cross Platform EM Grid Control Repository/OMS Migration.  Which I'm not sure is still supported.  The Note states that it is Distributed to customers with guidance from an Oracle Support because of the complex process.  I couldn't fine the note on matalink anymore but I was able to google it with the subject "Moving db repository to another existing database without losing the data"

Any thoughts
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I would try a full export from the old server and a full import on the new server.  Take a backup of the new server after you install the Oracle software, and create a starter database but before you import the data from the old server.  That way, if OEM is happy and can use the imported data, you are all set.  If that doesn't work, just restore the backup, then create a new repository, and you can go forward, but you won't have the old data.
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dedean01Technical Support Engineer Author Commented:
That was one of my concerns, keeping the old data.  If all possible we need the old data.
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