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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.

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Query this table in order for you to see the platforms to which rman can convert your


PLATFORM_ID PLATFORM_NAME                                                                                         ENDIAN_FORMAT
----------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------
          7 Microsoft Windows IA (32-bit)                                                                         Little
         10 Linux IA (32-bit)                                                                                     Little
          5 HP Tru64 UNIX                                                                                         Little
         11 Linux IA (64-bit)                                                                                     Little
         15 HP Open VMS                                                                                           Little
          8 Microsoft Windows IA (64-bit)                                                                         Little
         13 Linux x86 64-bit                                                                                      Little
         12 Microsoft Windows x86 64-bit                                                                          Little
         17 Solaris Operating System (x86)                                                                        Little
         19 HP IA Open VMS                                                                                        Little
         20 Solaris Operating System (x86-64)                                                                     Little
         21 Apple Mac OS (x86-64)                                                                                 Little

Step by Step restore

  • Connect to the target database using rman and backup the database - Source Node/ System
  • copy following files to the Destination node ( backup pieces , control file backup and parameter file)

  • Perform the modificaiton on destionation node to parameter file - PFILE

  • Once the pfile is ready, set the environment parameter and connect to rman

  • connect to target - start up the db no mount mode

  • now restore the controlfile from the backup on destination node (which copied from source db )

Example :

restore controlfile from '/backup/file name'; 

once the restore is complete - mount the db.

  • now main step is backup prices which you copied from the source db to destination db catalog themcatalog the backup pieces.

  • Now, you need to recover the db - find he sequence number

    list backup of archivelog all;

  • Rename the Redologfiles

    alter database rename file

  • Now final step is you need to recover the db to the last sequence number

    Execute this series of statements:
    set until sequence 123456; -- sequence which you go previous. set newname for datafile 1 to '/node2/database/db1/system01.dbf'; -- data file paths modified

    restore database; 
    switch datafile all; 
    recover database; 
    alter database open resetlogs;

2 As a second approach this can be done using the Oracle Transportable Database - follow the link for great article form IBM guys !

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