Our client has a (very old) 126.96.36.199 database on Windows 2000
This database (and other products – but that’s not the main concern right now) needs to be upgraded to 188.8.131.52 in Windows2008R2 (64 bit).
A complicating factor might be the use of Oracle Workspace Manager – a lot of tables are Workspace Managed.
We can do it the long way, by upgrading it via 184.108.40.206, 10.2.0.1, 10.2.0.4 -> Export and then, on the new environment, import on 10.2.0.4 en subsequently upgrade it to 10.2.0.5 and then 11.2 (and maybe some more patching afterwards).
But that takes way too long (downtime).
So would it be possible to do it the “easy way”:
Full Database Export of 220.127.116.11, import it into a brand new empty 18.104.22.168 and then upgrade Workspace Manager to 11.2 as well?
Or should we upgrade OWM to 11.2 in the old environment - and is that possible at all?
(FYI: Snippet from the OWM manuals : Workspace Manager supports the import and export of version-enabled tables in one of the following two ways: a full database import and export, and a workspace-level import and export through Workspace Manager procedures. No other export modes, such as schema, table, or partition level, are currently supported).
The database is not that big (in fact there are two, both around 130Gb).
Affordable downtime is one weekend. The long way (with all patching and upgrading) takes around 100 hours...
We did raise an SR, but the answer was ... take the long way home ;-)
(But, FYI, I didn't raise the SR, so I don't know what question has been asked... If the original question was "how to upgrade", you get the official statement. If you don't ask for other options, you don't get them - so I ask it here...)
And I've seen that presentation... Thanks anyway.