I am trying to get a better understanding of the behaviors of database backups for Sybase (15.X) and Oracle (11.x) as it relates to the underlying OS. Is the backup file OS specific or can it be backed up on one OS and restored on a separate OS without issue?
If we wanted to support a customer on Oracle (Linux) and wanted to be able to restore their database for support purposes but only had Oracle on AIX is this possible?
If it is feasible does it depend on the settings used to generate the backup?
I would like to know for both Sybase and Oracle versions mentioned above.
Thank you for your help.