I want to migrate an oracle server 18.104.22.168 from with several production databases from machine A (RHEL 5.8) to new machine B (RHEL 7.4).
1) Is RHEL 7.4 certified for oracle 12.1 and is it stable?
The IT group has built RHL 7.4 machines even though I requested RHEL 7.2
Oracle certification matrix lists RHEL 7 but I am not sure if that includes
all the minor release or not
2) Can I copy the oracle binaries and databases from machine A
to machine B or do I need to reinstall oracle software on new OS
for binaries to link properly?
3) Can I copy the database files from machine A to machine B instead of
creating a new database and reconfiguring, etc.