Re: Database creation question

From: Hans Forbrich <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:32:22 -0700
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I agree to a certain extent, specifically with Oracle Text, Oracle Media, Oracle Locator, XDB, Java, and the like.

OTOH, APEX is a no-cost feature (not option), which requires HTTP access to the database. If the DBA is not aware, the dbms_xdb.sethttpport() and dbms_xdb.setftpport() could be used to open access to the database through non-traditional access points.

My take is more along the lines: if you are not able to administer and audit a feature - from a comfort-, skill-, time-, authority-, management directive- point of view - don't install it.

On 23/01/2013 9:10 AM, Powell, Mark wrote:
> Being that Oracle Text is not an extra-cost item and being that it is fairly common for someone to eventually want to use it I see no harm in having it installed and ready for use. We managed to not use XML till version 9.2 and when a developer needed an XDB package we had to go install it. XDB in turn required java in the database which we had not installed. So we had to install both which required getting maintenance windows on production. It the product is included with the RDBMS at no extra cost I think it is better to have it installed and ready to be used when needed than to have to go back and install it.

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