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  1. #1
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    May 2001

    Because of the contraint on the avaiable resources, I won't be able to install different versions of Oracle on differnent servers while I do need to test my script against all target versions (8.0, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7 and possibly 9i).

    So can I install different versions of Oracle on the same server? If yes, how can I do it? I wonder if Oracle Universal installer going to find something from the registry and prevent me to do that.

    FYI -- I am using WinNT and Win2K.

    Also, if I've created a database in 8.1.7 and put a lot of data inside, can I migrate them to other versions for testing so I don't have to put in the data again?

    Thanks a lot in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    I think as long as you are using separate ORACLE_HOME for each version, you should be able to install it on the same server. If this is your Production server, then you should try it on a test server first.

    For reloading the data, use Export/Import

    - Rajeev
    Rajeev Suri

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    You can have different versions of Oracle on the same server just make sure that the ORACLE_HOME are different and also all PATH and .profile for each Home is set .

    Be careful while maintaining this server , it does lead to compications sometimes having different versions on same server

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
    But you have to know one thing is that you cannot have the same instance name on both the databases.


    [Edited by sambavan on 07-11-2001 at 06:05 PM]

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