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Connection to old ArcSDE 9.2 GDB using ArcSDE 10.2

Question asked by manish_patel on Aug 25, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 7, 2015 by George_Thompson-esristaff


Client : ArcGIS 10.2.1 - ArcCatalog

Database: Oracle 12c for new SDE 10.2 GDB and Oracle 10g for old SDE 9.2 GDB

SDE: Old GDB: ArcSDE 9.2 , New GDB: ArcSDE 10.2


Issues: Connection to old ArcSDE 9.2 GDB using ArcSDE 10.2


I researched and found that the ArcGIS 10.1 onwards it is not possible to connected to ArcGIS 9.2


"Pre-9.3 direct connect drivers are an optional separate installation available on the ArcGIS 9.3 client installation media."

In old system, Oracle 10g database is configured to ArcSDE 9.2 Geodatabase. I also have the extracted dump (data) from Oracle 10g database to 12c Database and trying to connect it using

ArcCatalog 10.2. But ArcCatalog get crashed upon direct connection.


I don’t have license for ArcCatalog 9.2 to connect to Old Database. Also I tried connecting old ArcSDE 9.2 GDB using ArcGIS 10.2.1 but I get below error message:

"Failed to connect to the specified server. Do you want to continue?

ArcSDE Direct Connect driver release isn't compatible with ArcSDE database instance release [Connection failed when attempting to connect using 10.2 ArcGIS client to a 9.2 geodatabase. A 9.2 geodatabase is too old to be supported by this ArcGIS client release. ArcSDE Direct Connect driver release - 102001; ArcSDE database instance release - 92011; ArcSDE low release for instance 93001]"


I would like to know if there is any workaround to get the ArcSDE 9.2 data from oracle 10g in the ArcGIS 10.2.1 geodatabase (whether import/connect/extract)?

Any help/suggestion would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!