Re: "desperately tiny" rdbms setup

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Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 08:37:11 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 12, 9:26 am, gst <> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> i would like to try to install an oracle rdbms (possibly XE) on a
> machine which is also the main development environment and is _way_
> "low spec" (1gig, laptop). it runs win xp (unfortunately).
> thus i would like to setup an "extremely lilliputian" version.
> everything from 8i to 11g/xe should be ok; is it feasible to squeeze
> the sga under 32mb? reading the docs i got the impression that it's
> practically impossible but... i dare to ask. java
> do you have some urls (howtos, etc.) handy that could be useful?
> thank you in advance
> gst

For the fixed size of the SGA is 2 MB; squeezing your buffer cache, redo buffers and various pools into 30 MB is, I think, asking the impossible. You MAY be able to get a database to start, and run (with glacial speed) with a 32 MB SGA but I can't expect it to be of much use to anyone who might want to actually do something productive.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Mon May 12 2008 - 10:37:11 CDT

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