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RE: Copy Oracle's binary.

From: Deshpande, Kirti <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 19:46:19 -0700
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This becomes a bit easier when ORACLE_BASE is set to ORACLE_HOME before installing the Oracle 8i software. This way, one can sepatate the oraInventory directory related to a particular version of 8i/9i. I also like to keep the OUI directory within the particular ORACLE_HOME. I have installed 8.1.6/8.1.7/9.0.1 on a couple of servers using this method. I have not had any problems copying the entire ORACLE_HOME (8.1.7) to another binary compatible server. In addition, copying the /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc file that has the directory name for the oraInventory location is helpful. When applying any patches to a particular verion of 8i, simply modify this name in the oraInst.loc file to point to the correct oraInventory directory. This will keep all versions of 8i/9i clean.

Refer to Note:134076.1 on Metalink for more information...

HTH, Regards,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlie Mengler []
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 8:45 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Re: Copy Oracle's binary.
> As long as everything is identical between the source system & the target
> system,
> you can probably get away with using tar or similar utility.
> HOWEVER if the source system has only V8.1.7 installed while the target
> system
> already has only V8.1.5 on it, I suspect that you'll struggle with simply
> copying
> V8.1.7 onto the target system & being able to upgrade both V8.1.5 & V8.1.7
> in the future. This is regardless of how similar the "paths" may be or how
> much
> space exists on the volumes on the target system.
> Since 8i, OUI is rather painless to use & all it takes is a few hours to
> allow
> it to create a SUPPORTED installation; I have allowed OUI to do its thing,
> while I tend to other tasks in other windows.
> "Hagedorn, Linda" wrote:
> Copying the software is not supported under 8i. The oraInventory and
> the ORACLE_HOME are hardcoded in the inventory. As long as these paths
> are identical on both systems, the copy should be ok. If the paths are
> different on the two machines, you will be able to run the database on
> that machine, but you will not be able to apply patches because
> theORACLE_HOME and inventory locations point to the original machine,
> where the bins originated. -----Original Message-----
> From: Kimberly Smith [ <>]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 4:25 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: Copy Oracle's binary.
> Have you upgraded those databases? Its no longer possible
> to justcopy ORACLE_HOME and expect to be able to upgrade it. That
> beingsaid, I never did bother to identify the other directories as I
> feltit was just as easy to install the software. You could do a full
> system copy though.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Feng, Jun [ <>]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 3:50 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: Copy Oracle's binary.
> Sure. We have done that many times.Jun
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thanh-truc Nguyen [ <>]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 6:31 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Copy Oracle's binary.
> Hello, I've two machines (with the same unix's
> configuration on Sun Solaris). On has Oracle 8.1.7. installed and a
> database. Do you think it's possible to copy Oracle's binary and the
> database on Unix level to the new serveur instead of installing and
> cloning the db ? Thank you very much. Thanh-truc Nguyen

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