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Installing Multiple Versions of Oracle

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson


I would like to install Oracle 8.1.7/ 9i Release 1 Database and Oracle 9i Release 1 Application Server on one server. I would like to know if this is possible and which of the following Operating systems can best handle this configuration: Suse Linux 8.0, 9.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, Win 2003
server, Win 2000 Pro or Win XP Pro?

This question posed on 10 September 2005


Yes it is possible however the server will need some horsepower to provide any performance. You are also installing applications that are no longer supported by Oracle.

I would recommend that you use a supported version of Linux or at least one of the more recent versions. Linux will provide more memory to the application than Windows will on a basic server (1-2 CPU and 4Gb RAM). These versions will require that the server support two databases, and two application server instances. A lot for one server. If you are not being forced to use these older versions of the application server and database, I would recommend that you use the 10g database and application server, placing the metadata
repository in the 10g database so that there is only one database.



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