|If you're using UNIX for your ORACLE database server, it is possible to copy the Oracle Database Software (the Oracle Home directory) from one server to another using rsync.
Here is the example rsync syntax to copy the Oracle Home from one server (svr1) to another server (svr2). This process will ensure that all symbolic links and files owned by root get copied over correctly. Login to the source database server (svr1) as the root user account and run the following:
[root@svr1 ~]# rsync -auvzpogl -e ssh /u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/ svr2:/u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/
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