Re: Q: Using less space for XE install?

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:05:33 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 16, 3:27 pm, (Malcolm Dew-Jones) wrote:
> Hello
> I am installing XE. It says it needs 1.5 gigs of space. I know from
> running the install some time ago on another computer that almost all that
> space is actually the data files, not the application itself, and I can't
> imagine requring even a tenth of that space for my data so I would like to
> setup much smaller data files.
> I wonder if anyone has suggestions for either of the following.
> -1- Is there any way to tell the XE install to setup smaller data files?  
> That would be ideal.
> I can probably get 1.5 gigs temporarily if necessary, so I could install
> and then resize the data files after the install, but I don't know how to
> do that.

Are you confusing 1.5 gigabytes with 1.5 terrabytes?

It is hard to imagine even an old machine these days that will not have 10/20/more gigabytes available.

I don't know XE ... normally as you install oracle and create a "starter" database you have the choice of having oracle install a canned database ( pre built ) or creating a totally new one. If you are able to choose the totally new one then you can customize the size of datafiles as the database is created.

> -2- Where is documentation to say how to decrease the data file sizes
> after the XE install?

One place is Received on Tue Jun 16 2009 - 16:05:33 CDT

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