Our hardware is going out of date. So a renewal is due.
Current Hardware: Windows HP
New hardware: Windows IBM AIX
Current location Europe
New location: US
Current Oracle: 10.2.0.4 single instance
New Oracle: 10.2.0.4 oracle rac
Off course copying everything from Europe to US will take a lot of time
We want as little as possible down time ...
Now the idea:
We would setup the new oracle 10.2.0.4 rac in the us as a standby of the single instance in europe
Is it possible to create a backup of Europe Windows HP database and restore this on a oracle Rac windows IBM AIX ?
Off course rman would be used to take the backup.
To keep the standby database in sync, incremental backups would be used
Is this possible ?
Can a backup file from Win/HP be used on Win/ IBM AIX ? (Different code pages ...)
Having a primary db on platform A and a standby in platform B ... And is the failover possible ?
If not in Oracle 10, is it possible in Oracle 11 ?