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Migration Steps for Oracle Databases > Migrating Using Physical Methods

Migrating Using Physical Methods

Physical migration methods will perform block-for-block copy of the database blocks from the source system to the destination Database Machine platform. By the nature of their definition, these options are more rigid and inflexible in modifying the data within the blocks during the migration process. Physical migration methods do not allow the implementation of Oracle Database best practices during the migration process. If your strategy requires you to implement best practices as part of the migration, consider using the logical migration methods.

The key characteristics of physical methods are

Image Physical migration methods are generally faster than the logical migration methods, unless the logical method is moving far less data than the physical method.


  

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