RE: windows host name length

From: Arm, Mike (IS) <"Arm,>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:08:01 -0500
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I just checked my windows box running Windows Server 2003/Oracle and the 12 character name shows up just fine in v$instance. All my redhat boxes have 6 or 7 character names.  


[] On Behalf Of Goulet, Richard
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 9:46 AM
To:; oracle-l-freelists; oracle-db-l Subject: RE: windows host name length

Not being a Windoze admin I certainly don't know, but there is a bug in Oracle (at least through 10g) that limits the host_name in v$instance to the first 8 characters.  

Dick Goulet  

[] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Beckstrom
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 7:35 AM
To: oracle-l-freelists; oracle-db-l
Subject: windows host name length

We just received some new servers and the admin group is proposing a new naming convention for them. The name would be 12 characters in length. Are there any limitations on windows for the length of a server name?    

Jeffrey Beckstrom
Database Administrator
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 1240 W. 6th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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