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Installing 9i and 10g on the same windows machine [message #174667] Tue, 30 May 2006 04:30 Go to next message
fuzzy_texan
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Hi,

Is it possible to install Oracle 9i and 10g on the same machine and have them coexist happily?

What I want to avoid with any solution is I don't want to have to install the second one under a different user name (as is the way of doing it in Solaris). And don't really want to have to be continually changing my environment variables (ORACLE_HOME) depending on which version I want to use at the time.

Is this possible at all?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Chris
Re: Installing 9i and 10g on the same windows machine [message #174687 is a reply to message #174667] Tue, 30 May 2006 05:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Yes, it is possible. However, install every product into its own directory. You'll then have two Oracle homes and use them as you wish. Notice that - if you are talking about 9i and 10g DATABASES (not Developer Suites) - having both databases up will significantly burden your computer.
Re: Installing 9i and 10g on the same windows machine [message #174697 is a reply to message #174667] Tue, 30 May 2006 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
fuzzy_texan
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Yep talking about 9i and 10g DB's. The machines we are running it on all have 2GB of ram (we really should have 4GB for what we run on there but that's another story).

I just want to have both running for an interim period as I move all the 9i db's over to 10g. Once thats done 9i won't run unless there is a specific need for it.
Re: Installing 9i and 10g on the same windows machine [message #174726 is a reply to message #174697] Tue, 30 May 2006 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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Well, it is better to have 2 GB then 128 MB of RAM Smile Moreover, you can choose not to start both databases automatically, but manually; doing so, I guess that you'll have a better control over your system.
Re: Installing 9i and 10g on the same windows machine [message #174878 is a reply to message #174667] Tue, 30 May 2006 22:00 Go to previous message
fuzzy_texan
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Thanks. I'll give it a try.
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