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.