Donald K. Burleson
As stated in the introduction to this
chapter, installation of Oracle is a complex topic. And though
Oracle has automated the process to a large extent, if you don’t
have your ducks in a row before you start, your success is doubtful.
Therefore, this section will cover Oracle installation on NT, UNIX,
and Linux, and attempt to point out the pitfalls that might trip you
up on the path to a proper installation. Note, however, that the
product is growing and changing with each release, so this
information cannot, nor is it intended to, replace the installation
guides provided by Oracle. Instead, this section is intended to
provide general guidelines for the DBA who is facing installation or
upgrade of the Oracle products.
Generic Installation Issues
In any installation, whether it is on W2K, NT, UNIX, or Linux, there
are certain items that must be addressed. These include:
* Disk space availability
* DBA account setup
* File layout
* Tablespace layout
* Database-specific topics
We will cover these topics in turn and, hopefully, in doing so
provide the DBA with the information to arrive at logical answers to
installation questions that may arise.
This is an
excerpt by Mike Ault’s book “Oracle
Administration & Management”. If you want more current Oracle tips
by Mike Ault, check out his new book “Mike
Ault’s Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts” or
Ault’s Oracle Scripts Download.