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PROD on SPARC based processor , DR on INTEL bases processor. It it possible?

user633056
user633056 Member Posts: 21 Blue Ribbon

We have our production database on SPARC based processor.

We plan to create a DR on a new server which has an INTEL based processor.

Both the server will have the same operating system i.e. Solaris of the same version.

Will there be any compatibility issue by using different processor architechture for PROD and DR.??

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  • John Thorton
    John Thorton Member Posts: 14,493 Silver Crown
    edited January 2018
    user633056 wrote:We have our production database on SPARC based processor.We plan to create a DR on a new server which has an INTEL based processor.Both the server will have the same operating system i.e. Solaris of the same version.Will there be any compatibility issue by using different processor architechture for PROD and DR.??

    What ENDian is SPARC?

    What ENDian is INTEL?

  • user633056
    user633056 Member Posts: 21 Blue Ribbon
    edited January 2018

    I was searching the net for the same. Couldnt get a solaris document for it.

    But as per https://knowledgebase.progress.com/articles/Article/8566

    Sun Solaris (on SPARC processors)

    BigEndian

      UTF8

    Sun Solaris (on INTEL processors)

    LittleEndian

      UTF8

    Endian_Format.jpg

  • user633056
    user633056 Member Posts: 21 Blue Ribbon
    edited January 2018

    Below output from the production database.

    11:28:27 SQL=>

    11:28:27 SQL=>

    11:28:28 SQL=>select * from v$transportable_platform;

    PLATFORM_ID PLATFORM_NAME                                      ENDIAN_FORMAT

    ----------- -------------------------------------------------- --------------

              1 Solaris[tm] OE (32-bit)                            Big

              2 Solaris[tm] OE (64-bit)                            Big

              7 Microsoft Windows IA (32-bit)                      Little

             10 Linux IA (32-bit)                                  Little

              6 AIX-Based Systems (64-bit)                         Big

              3 HP-UX (64-bit)                                     Big

              5 HP Tru64 UNIX                                      Little

              4 HP-UX IA (64-bit)                                  Big

             11 Linux IA (64-bit)                                  Little

             15 HP Open VMS                                        Little

              8 Microsoft Windows IA (64-bit)                      Little

              9 IBM zSeries Based Linux                            Big

             13 Linux x86 64-bit                                   Little

             16 Apple Mac OS                                       Big

             12 Microsoft Windows x86 64-bit                       Little

             17 Solaris Operating System (x86)                     Little

             18 IBM Power Based Linux                              Big

             19 HP IA Open VMS                                     Little

             20 Solaris Operating System (x86-64)                  Little

             21 Apple Mac OS (x86-64)                              Little

    20 rows selected.

    Elapsed: 00:00:00.09

    11:28:29 SQL=>

    11:28:29 SQL=>select PLATFORM_ID, PLATFORM_NAME from v$database;

    PLATFORM_ID PLATFORM_NAME

    ----------- --------------------------------------------------

              2 Solaris[tm] OE (64-bit)

    1 row selected.

    Elapsed: 00:00:00.04

    11:28:49 SQL=>

    11:28:50 SQL=>

  • Ian Baugaard
    Ian Baugaard Member Posts: 530
    edited January 2018

    Hi,

    This MOS note provides all the necessary details

    Data Guard Support for Heterogeneous Primary and Physical Standbys in Same Data Guard Configuration (Doc ID 413484.1)

    Hope this helps

    Ian

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