2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 31, 2009 11:32 AM by LucasAlbers

    Moving Oracle - P2V Not Working - 2nd Option

    emcclend Enthusiast

      We are getting ready to migrate our first oracle server, however we are

      having trouble. When using converter, it gets to about 95% and fails.

      When looking at the physical server we see that it has rebooted and and

      come back with and unexpected shutdown error. So rather than continue

      on and end up with a possible bad conversion, we are thinking about

      rebuilding the server from scratch as a VM, however I'm not an oracle

      guy and I have to try and get the oracle guy comfortable with

      virtualization. I don't know enough about oracle to even ask the right

      questions to our oracle person to help them along in the process.

       

      What I was thinking was build a new VM from scratch. We have mulitple

      drives on the physical server so I would mimic that in the new VM with

      the same drive letters. After that I was thininking about using

      Robocopy to move the data over to the new VM drives. From there I was

      thinking the oracle person can then install oracle, and point it the

      copied data that is now on the VM. I'm not sure how to move an oracle

      DB from one server to another and it sounds like my oracle person does

      not know how to either. Any help would be appreciated.

       

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Moving Oracle - P2V Not Working - 2nd Option
          LucasAlbers Expert

           

          I've done a windows and linux p2v, succesfully.

           

           

          run chkdsk on your drive.

           

           

          then sfc /scannow

           

           

          If it fixes bad sectors and the bad sectors hold a system file, it might cause errors on booting or on execution.

           

           

          So immediately after checking the disk, verify the system files.

           

           

          Stop all unneeded services on the system, before running p2v.

           

           

          Just p2v the c:\ drive, assuming oracle is instaled on another drive.

           

           

          Then stop oracle and robocopy the other drives over.

           

           

          Oracle is pain to configure, I was also the one to setup oracle on one of the servers and it was a long process.

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: Moving Oracle - P2V Not Working - 2nd Option
            LucasAlbers Expert

             

            I've done a windows and linux p2v, succesfully.

             

             

            run chkdsk on your drive.

             

             

            then sfc /scannow

             

             

            If it fixes bad sectors and the bad sectors hold a system file, it might cause errors on booting or on execution.

             

             

            So immediately after checking the disk, verify the system files.

             

             

            Stop all unneeded services on the system, before running p2v.

             

             

            Just p2v the c:\ drive, assuming oracle is instaled on another drive.

             

             

            Then stop oracle and robocopy the other drives over.

             

             

            Oracle is pain to configure, I was also the one to setup oracle on one of the servers and it was a long process.