We have 2 servers running ArcSDE 9.3, and one Oracle database at SDE 9.3. Only one of the ArcSDE 9.3 servers is to be upgraded to ArcSDE 10.3, and the Oracle SDE database will be migrated from SDE 9.3 to SDE 10.3. The hope is that the sdp2sde commands on the non-upgraded ArcSDE 9.3 server will be able to operate on the upgraded SDE 10.3 database. I firmly believe that the upgrade to SDE 10.3 will update the database schema such that shp2sde on ArcSDE 9.3 will no longer work. Am I right?
I don’t believe we will be able to download a version of shp2sde for SDE 10.3. It was in was in ArcSDE Administration Command Line Utilities, aka. SDE Commands.
From what I can tell, if we already had 10.2.2 we would perhaps have some SDE commands which would work against SDE 10.3, but not shp2sde.
ESRI expect us to use Python rather than shp2sde.
This is the closest related information that I can find: Can ArcSDE command line tools be used against 10.3 and newer geodatabases?
Confirmation that shp2sde is not in 10.3: shrug-l: SDE Commands on 64 Bit Servers The commands not supported on 64-bit systems are: cov2sde, sde2cov, sde2shp, shp2sde, shpinfo, sde2tbl, tbl2sde