Currently replicating an Oracle 10g tablespace (yes, Oracle 10g) from a RHEL5 production system (yes, RHEL5, and yes, production) to a RHEL5 dev/test system (yes, again, RHEL5).
Thankfully, whoever installed the OS at the time did use LVM2, and the LVM snapshot tools are working, because the Oracle export/import process keeps crapping out, whether I use exp/imp or expdp/impdp.
At least with a filesystem-level snapshot I should have DB and redo log files consistent with a system crash, which Oracle should be able to recover from.
I only have 2GB of free space for the snapshot, but realistically it should be more than enough. I must remember to delete the snapshot when done, though.
Ya, sometimes I have to do weird shit.
Instance perso. Principalement en français. Personal instance, mainly in French. Linux, OSS, Santé Mentale, 3615 MaVie.