I have RMAN backup from AIX server and want to restore on Linux OS. Could you please let me know if there is a way to do it?
Thanks a lot for help in this regard.
Query this table in order for you to see the platforms to which rman can convert your
Step by Step restore
once the restore is complete - mount the db.
2 As a second approach this can be done using the Oracle Transportable Database - follow the link for great article form IBM guys !
Use datapump if you want platform independency (windows to linux and vice versa)
I can send you my classnotes if you want. Today's lesson was about datapump lol.
rman backups are limited in usability to the ENDIAN_FORMAT as reported in V$DB_TRANSPORTABLE_PLATFORM. On Intel platforms it reports Little (as above), on sparc it says Big as expected. Provided the Linux runs on a big endian platform rman will process the backup files. 11GR2 on AIX on a Power5 CPU reports this as limited to: IBM zSeries Based Linux IBM Power Based Linux If the Linux runs on a Little endian platform you are limited to transportable tablespaces (which is only available on Enterprise Database licenses) or datapump.