We are faced with the linux Itanium platform becoming desupported. Our entire production database infastructure has been built on the linux Itanium platform and we must now find a way to complete a next to zero downtime migration from a 3 node rac running 10.2.0.3 on the linux Itanium platform and somehow move to the linux_x86_64 platform.
We cannot use data guard to facilitate the migration as this does not work between dissimilar platfroms in 10gr2.
A suggestion has been made to use Golden Gate software to replicate the database between the dissimilar platforms and I was wanting to know if anyone on this thread has any experience in such a migration which would be from an existing 3 node rac to a new 3 node rac cluster.
Also, can anyone elaborate on how this golden gate is licensed?