Re: Will copying Oracle home directory install Oracle 9i on RH linux 9 system ?

From: Frank <>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 13:23:46 +0100
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Cherrish Vaidiyan wrote:
> Hello database professionals,
> I am thankful for all ur support to me till now. I accept the
> suggestion given to me by Mr.Frank in case of answering.
> This query is related to oracle 9i on Red Hat Linux.
> I have installed Oracle 9i Enterprise edition on a Red Hat Linux 9 pc.
> I have created two small database and it is working well. I want to
> install Oracle 9i on another system with Red Hat Linux 9. One of my
> senior staff told me, to copy Oracle Home folder,
> /etc/oratab,/etc/oraInst.loc.
> I have copied as said. I created a user named oracle1 in dba
> group[oracle is the name of user in my earlier system]. I have made
> Oracle 9i installation changes in /etc/sysctl.conf and
> /etc/security/limits.conf to make the kernel perfect for running
> Oracle.i have also made the pathd definitions in ~/.bashrc also.
> Now when i give
> [oracle1_at_node3 oracle1]$ netmgr
> The following error is shown.whatever i give like dbca or
> oemappconsole i get same error.
> X11 connection rejected because of wrong uthentication.
> X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server
> shutdown).

As root: xhost +

The retry as oracle1

> 1) Will copying oracle files install it on Linux? or Is it that i need
> to install the full oracle by the Oracle universal installer ?
No - unless there are changes in versions of (parts of) linux, this should work. Get all groups, group id's and users the same, and change ownership
> 2) Will the two database i was using in the initial system , work in
> my new system ? or do i need to create a new database for the
> second/new pc ?

It will work - but I'd prefer a new one - it will get another internal id (for one), and another service_name (which can be changed). You do have the scripts - don't you? It should be matter of minutes.
> 3) Should i need to do any further step to up the oracle software and
> oracle database ?
> pls do help me.. with ur ideas and suggestions..
> regards,
> Cherrish Vaidiyan

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
Frank van Bortel
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