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Inplace migration from Oracle Linux 7 to CentOS 7

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This is my 2nd attempt to migrate from Oracle Linux to CentOS; a while ago I tested it with success on OL6.4. This time I’m using an OL7 VM instance with a default desktop installation. Having 3rd party repositories installed on OL7 should not cause any issues when switching

CentOS 7 with Oracle UEK

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For whatever reasons, one may want to install and run Oracle’s UEK on CentOS. I tested that with a CentOS 7 VM instance and UEKR3. Everything was pretty straightforward and safe to do on a test machine, but I would certainly not recommend running this in production :)  

Inplace upgrade from OL6.5 to OL7

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Oracle Linux 7 was released yesterday and I was keen to test the new upgrade feature after trying it on CentOS. As far as I know the CentOS inplace upgrade is still work in progress, so I expected Oracle Linux to perform better since they advertised it in the

Migrate from Oracle Linux 6.4 to CentOS 6.4

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The following howto will show you how to migrate an Oracle Linux 6.4 OS instance to CentOS 6.4. In my tests I used a fully patched Oracle Linux 6.4 VM running Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK2) and the default package selection for Software Development Workstation.   1. Update the