Hey folks

I am doing installing Oracle on OpenVMS and I wanted some tips on how I should go about it. We already have installed and we have 4 Oracle databases already on it, but we can't do a straight upgrade because 8051's backup sets aren't backwards compatible with 8050.

Here is my plan of action and if you have any other suggestions please post. I am going to shutdown all the databases and do full backup's of them incase of problems so we have something to fall back on, then I am going to install Oracle in a new directory, once completed I will run the database upgrade scripts provided by Oracle and do my test to ensure everything is working properly.

If anyone has some other suggestions or see's something I have missed I would be happy to hear from you.