On web help we find Installation steps of upgrading existing geodatabase (ArcSDE 10) with Service Pack 1 or service Pack 2 patches. Is there a way of Applying/installing these patches first and then create a geodatabase instead of upgradation?
I am using
Oracle 11g R2 64 bit on a separate oracle server installed on Windows 2008 Server 64 bit Oracle 11g R2 64 bit Client for direct connection to oracle ArcSDE 10 64 bit installed on Windows 2008 Server 64 bit
At initial install it's always wise to cancel the post-installer that starts after install, and apply one of the most recent service packs (N or N-1). Given the trouble others have been having with 10sp2 you might want to wait on sp2 deployment and just install 10sp1. You do not ever need to apply multiple service packs, since, by definition, they are always cumulative (spN always includes the fixes of sp1...sp[N-1]). At ArcSDE 10 and higher, the upgrade process is done through ArcCatalog (if you have any geodatabase functionality in use). In this case, you would need a 32-bit Oracle client on the Catalog upgrade host for Direct Connect (which is required for upgrade). - V
Yes, you can use 64-bit Oracle for a 64-bit ArcSDE application. But ArcCatalog s only available as a 32-bit application (until 10.1 is released), so it requires a 32-bit Oracle client. Catalog is only required to upgrade a geodatabase, not for initial install. - V