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32 bit vs 64 bit compatibility [message #98619] Wed, 02 February 2005 08:51 Go to next message
Terry Burns
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Registered: January 2004
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Currently we are running Oracle version 8.1.7, and 9.2.0.5 on sun os 5.6 (32 bit).
I would like to upgrade the os to 5.9 (64 bit) to run 10g (64 bit).
What do I need to do with the current 32 bit oracle databases in order for them to run on the new 64 bit OS?
Do I need to install the 64 bit version of 9.2.0.5 & 8.1.7 and create new or migrate the existing databases? Or would I just have to relink the 32 bit oracle software and then would the 32 bit oracle software run on the 64 bit os?
Re: 32 bit vs 64 bit compatibility [message #98623 is a reply to message #98619] Mon, 07 February 2005 05:17 Go to previous message
Frank Naude
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Registered: April 1998
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Hi,

Both the Oracle 32-bit and 64-bit software should work just fine on a 64-bit Solaris machine, just keep the software in different Oracle Home directories.

Also, look at this thread - http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/37249/0/

Best regards.

Frank
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