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Is it possible to run several different versions of Oracle on the same machine


Author's name: Soham

Author's Email: soham.khot@tcs.com

Date written: 14-dec-04

Oracle version(s): Oracle 8.0.5

Is it possible to run several different versions of Oracle on the same machine ?

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Yes! We can run different versions of Oracle on the same machine provided that Oracle_base_directory is same for both the versions. 

Oracle_base_directory is the directory where oracle is installed like C:\oracle or D:\orant
Under the Base directory Oracle home directories are differentiated like
C:\oracle\oracle8
C:\oracle\oracle9
In short you can have different versions installed on the same machine if they are installed in the same directory.


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