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Oracle installation Database-Specific Topics

There are numerous database-specific questions to answer before installation:

* What is the number and size of database tablespaces? What is file placement? How many potential applications? How will extent management for tablespaces be handled (dictionary or local managed)?
* What are the SGA issues?
* What is the number of users, administrative, developer, and application?
* What is the number and placement of control files?
* What is the number and placement of redo logs?
* What is the number and placement of rollback segments? Will new UNDO tablespaces be used?
* Will this database be shared between multiple instances (Oracle RAC)?
* Will this database be distributed?
* Should the tools be linked single-task or independent (two-task)?
* Do we need to plan for external Oracle-managed files or BFILE external files?

Let’s examine each of these as they relate to installation of Oracle.
What Is the Number and Size of Database Tablespaces? What Is File Placement, the Number of Potential Applications? 

Oracle tablespaces

These are disk space and create-script-related issues. The number of potential applications will drive the number and size of database tablespaces above and beyond the eight base tablespaces. You will see that these are:

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