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Oracle External Directory [message #653738] Mon, 18 July 2016 02:08 Go to next message
ninan
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Hi,

Can we a directory in App server , and then use this directory location in CREATE directory command to point to this directory location, which resides outside Oracle DB server.


Thanks,
Nirmal
Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653740 is a reply to message #653738] Mon, 18 July 2016 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sure. Here's an example from my server:
SQL> select * From all_directories where directory_name = 'SLIKE_4001';

OWNER      DIRECTORY_NAME  DIRECTORY_PATH
---------- --------------- ----------------------------------------
SYS        SLIKE_4001      \\my_server\d$\Home\Slike_4001
Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653741 is a reply to message #653740] Mon, 18 July 2016 02:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ninan
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Do we need to create a mount point for the remote directory location in DB server and give permission to Oracle user? for this to work.
Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653743 is a reply to message #653741] Mon, 18 July 2016 02:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
give permission to Oracle user?


The instance owner (the account that started the Oracle instance service, see services.msc OracleService<SID>) must have network privileges which is not a good idea, for security reasons it should be strictly local.

Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653759 is a reply to message #653738] Mon, 18 July 2016 06:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ninan wrote on Mon, 18 July 2016 02:08
Hi,

Can we a directory in App server , and then use this directory location in CREATE directory command to point to this directory location, which resides outside Oracle DB server.


Thanks,
Nirmal


An oracle directory object is merely a synonym, an abstraction, of a directory that exists on the database server.
Oracle does not know nor care if that directory is on local disks or mounted from a SAN or some other server.
Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653950 is a reply to message #653759] Sat, 23 July 2016 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ninan
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. It means that we have to create a Network Mapped / mounted drive in the DB server and then Create the Oracle DIRECTORY object pointing to the Mapped drive / Mounted drive. Right?

Thanks,
Ninan.
Re: Oracle External Directory [message #653951 is a reply to message #653950] Sat, 23 July 2016 13:33 Go to previous message
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And give the access rights to the Oracle instance owner which is a security problem in Windows world.

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