RE: Two 9i DBs on Win Server 2003

From: M Rafiq <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:15:22 -0500
Message-ID: <BAY107-W5D6D2C966ECD6E811D26EA1270@phx.gbl>

There is no problem in creating mutiple databases on Windows2000/2003 servers provided you have sufficient resources like disk space and memory available.

You may use DBCA for creating new dayabases which will take care of everything. No manual action is required. I am having 5-6 databases on Windows servers.

Pointing to diferent databases from command line you may use set command like 'set local=SID' or set oracle_sid=SID command.


Subject: Two 9i DBs on Win Server 2003
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 08:38:26 -0600

Any issues with having two 9i (
databases on the same Win 2003 server? We've had one small departmental Production DB on this server for about 3 years and want to put another there. We have lots of HPUX and Linux servers with multiple DBs and know how to do that very well.

I've put Oracle DBs on Win servers since Oracle7, but don't recall that I ever had two on the same machine at once.  All I think I need to do is use the oradim utility to create a new Windows Service and put a pfile in ORACLE_HOME\database pointing to the one for the new DB, along with a password file. The new DB will use the same ORACLE_HOME as the existing one and, of course, I'll make sure I adjust the SGA, etc. of the new DB so that it fits in available memory.

Any gotchas that y'all have encountered
or things I've forgotten?


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