Abstract: Oracle database operations are similar on all operating systems. However deployment strategies can vary on different operating systems. Migration of an existing Oracle database to a new architecture can prove to be overwhelming initially due to many factors like
• New operating system
• Operating system preparedness
• Installation nuances
• Oracle patches
• Database migration
This document is targeted towards users migrating from Solaris and HP-UX operating systems to AIX and covers topics mentioned above for Oracle database version 10gR2 and higher. It also provides a step by step migration
example using transportable databases, talks about tuning a migration and avoiding and overcoming migration pitfalls.
The migration steps documented in this paper have been leveraged at numerous customer sites successfully and lessons learnt during these migrations are also included.