rootpre.sh with Oracle 11G Installation on AIX 6.1
We are upgrading to Oracle 11G from Oracle 10.2.0.4 on AIX 6.1 and ECC6.
We are running Oracle 10G and SAP application while installing 11G
Oracle binaries (obviously in a new oracle 11G home) , while
installing Oracle 11G binaries we have to run rootpre.sh , Just
wondering if we have to shut down existinig oracle 10G while running rootpre.sh for
Based on the above answer,we need to plan the upgrade as this
will decide the length of downtime with Oracle upgrade, your reply will
be highly appreciated.
Nikolay Kumanov replied
IMHO, rootpre.sh is safe to be executed while Oracle is running. I think that on AIX 6 it doesn't need to load any kernel extension as on lower AIX levels. In any case, if the script needs Oracle to be shut down or the server to be restarted, it will tell you. So you can run it now - if it finishes OK, you are done. If it tells you that you must stop Oracle or reboot, you can plan it.