I know I've seen some posts on this, but nothing exactly what I am looking for. For the most part what I have found is good. I need to do the following:
(1) Move my 10gR2 database from 32-bit Linux to 11gR2 64-Bit Linux (using an RMAN backup from 10gR2 restored on the 64-bit machine) then
(2) Bring up the database on 64-bit hardware and then upgrade to 126.96.36.199 (64-Bit) [Without installing the 10.2.0.3 64-Bit software]
Haven't tried restoring to 188.8.131.52 from a RMAN 10.2.0.3 backup. I was trying not to have to install the Oracle 10.2.0.3 software for 64-bit on the 64-bit machine. Was hoping to go directly to 184.108.40.206 (64-bit). Any assistance greatly appreciated.
I have not done this myself, but pl see if these MOS Docs can help
RMAN Restore of Backups as Part of a Database Upgrade [ID 790559.1]
Frequently Asked Questions about Restoring Or Duplicating Between Different Versions And Platforms [ID 369644.1]
As always, test this process using a test database before attempting it on production :-) Your test environment should be as identical to production as possible. Pl also post exact OS versions.
If this process works for you, would appreciate you posting a high level summary of the steps you took so as to benefit others.