Oracle Cross Platform Provisioning: Magic from the Mess
Linux is taking over the workloads from the shrinking market share of
- IBM AIX pSeries
- Solaris Sparc Servers
- HP-UX Itanium
Legacy RISC Systems Cost $1,425/User versus Linux at $ 256/User– IDC 2012
By 2017, 65% of applications running on Unix in 2012 migrate to x86 LinuxERP scale-out architectures on x86 platforms will rise from a 10% in 2005 to 80% in 2017– Gartner
For Oracle customers, how can they move data from Oracle on UNIX to Oracle on Linux? There is a magic technlogy from Delphix that will provide this conversion.
For an explanation of both Delphix’s method as well as how to manually convert a database without Delphix read the continuation at http://blog.delphix.com/kyle/2014/delphix-unix-linux-oracle-conversion/
By the way, cross platform conversion can take a long time. The amount of time depends on the size of the database, the number of objects in the database and the hardware being used for the database while converting.
- Database < 10 TB
- Database < 10K objects
- Non-EBS, non-peoplesoft (due to large object count)
- Network latency (sub-milli)
- Bandwidth(Min 10 GbE),
- A class storage(typically SSD’s)
- beefed up Compute and Memory for Delphix ( 512 GB dedicated, 24 vCPU).
Although given a small databases you can do the conversion on your own and even for free with Delphix Express ( the free version of Delphix).
Here is a little flow diagram on weather Delphix recommends using Delphix for the conversion:
PS here is a discussion with someone trying to convert 500TB though the discussion, so far, hasn’t show anything great
And here is a more in depth discussion on Oracle-L