How to move a database to a different Operating System

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EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: 8.x, 9.x
Product: OpenEdge
Version: 10.x, 11.x
OS: All supported platforms
Other: Migration
Question/Problem Description
Does Progress support using Operating System commands and utilities to copy a database from one Operating System platform to another?
What support does Progress provide for cross platform database migration?
How to migrate a Database between different platforms?
How to move a database to a different Operating System?
How to migrate from a 32 BIT OS to a 64 BIT OS?
How to migrate from a 64 BIT OS to a 32 BIT OS?
How to move a database to a different Operating System?
Can a database on UNIX be moved to a Windows OS?
Can a database be moved to another Operating System?
How to migrate from version 7 to version 9 while moving between different platforms.
Is the OpenEdge database portable across platforms?
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error Message
Defect/Enhancement Number
A database that was created on one Operating System is not supported if it is copied onto a different OS platform than the platform it was originally created.
Progress does not support the use of Operating System commands or utilities to copy a database from one Operating System platform to another.

A Progress Database is moved to a different Operating System via the Dump and Load procedure or programmatically data can be passed to databases which are connected remotely on a different operating system class.

Examples where operating system commands and/or utilities would not be supported:

                SUN Solaris to RedHat Linux (different Operating System)
                HP-UX PA-RISC to HP-UX Itanium (different chipset)

The only supported database migration method between unlike Operating Systems or platforms is a complete dump and load of the Progress database.

OpenEdge 32-bit and 64-bit products are compatible for the Database, only the binaries are built differently. So:
  • Copying databases between machines that run the same Operating Systems can successfully be done (using operating system commands and/or utilities) as long as the Progress/OpenEdge major version is the same. 
  • An offline PROBKUP, created with OpenEdge 64-bit on Windows 64-bit can be restored to a 32-bit OpenEdge environment or vice versa, as long as the Operating System, OpenEdge release and Service Pack versions are the same. 
Last Modified Date9/23/2015 5:59 PM

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