Re: Two 9i DBs on Win Server 2003

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:59:13 -0800
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I've run multiple Oracle databases in a single Win2k server with few problems.

One lesson I learned the hard way - NEVER set Oracle home in the CMD environment.

Lots of things will start breaking. Patches don't work, services start the wrong databases.

All kinds of fun things.

On Feb 16, 2008 6:38 AM, <> wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks.
> Jack C. Applewhite - Database Administrator
> Austin I.S.D.
> 414.9715 (phone) / 935.5929 (pager)

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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