Donald K. Burleson
Minimum Oracle OFA Configuration
Using this type of structure even on a
RAID5 volume allows for a logical separation of files for ease in
locating and controlling database files. For other platforms just
alter the directory syntax; for example, on NT the
/oracle0/product/oracle/9.0.1 directory becomes
I have seen several questions posted as to why the standard says to
use u01, u02, and so on for mount points. This based in old UNIX
naming conventions and has little actual usefulness in modern
structures. Call the mount points whatever you wish as long as it
meets your requirements. I suggest using the application name, for
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.
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