Overview of Database Upgrade Assistant

In case you are planning to upgrade an existing database, Oracle provides a tool called Database Upgrade Assistant (DBUA). It interactively steps you through the upgrade process and configures the database for the new Oracle Database 10g release.

It can be invoked by the dbua command from the UNIX/Linux prompts or from Database Migration Assistant under Configuration and Migration Tools in a Windows environment. The DBUA shows a list of databases and prompts you to choose. After you choose a database for upgrade, it gathers database details (see Figure 2.6). DBUA will also interactively verify whether the database is backed up and start the upgrade process. Please see Oracle Database Upgrade Guide for more ...

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