RE: Server Architecture

From: Matthew Zito <>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2008 12:37:36 -0500
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Well, that can get messy with a) remembering what databases are in what homes, and b) naming conventions and the like. It's useful to be able to say, "I know what the home is purely by virtue of the instance name" or something similar. Or if someone moves a database over and another DBA doesn't get the memo, and it gets started out of the wrong home or what have you. Badness can result.  



[] On Behalf Of Dan Norris Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 11:26 AM To:; Oracle L
Subject: Re: Server Architecture  

If they're all on the same patch level today, why introduce all the ORACLE_HOMEs today? Personally, I'd keep them all on the same ORACLE_HOME now and when one wants to patch and the others aren't ready, spin up a new ORACLE_HOME, patch it, then migrate the DB in question to use the new ORACLE_HOME at that point. That way, if you don't run into patching conflicts, you'll never need the extra ORACLE_HOMEs. Is there something wrong with my logic?


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