Upgrading from 10.2.0.4 to 184.108.40.206 on AIX
Will the UPGRADE get longer as the data file size get bigger ? I was under the impression that Upgrade time is dependant upon the number of components (dba_regisgry.comp_name )
You are correct - the time to upgrade does not depend on the size of the database - it mainly depends on the number of installed components.
See slides 59-62 in this presentation - http://oukc.oracle.com/static11/opn/core11/oracle9i_database/96804//072011_96804_source/index.htm