Re: Reinstall OS completely without reinstalling Oracle

On 22 October 2011 15:23, Walker, Jed S <Jed_Walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So, here is the problem.
> We were given HP DL585G7s with RHEL5.3 installed. I installed 11.2.0.3.0 RAC.
>
> We just found that the DL585G7 is only certified with RHEL5.5 or later.
>
> The SA team would rather install the OS from scratch than do an upgrade, and 
> I understand the reasoning behind it.
I do not understand.  Do you mind enlighten us? Personally yum update seem fine
>
> The oracle grid and db homes are in /var/oracle.
>
> Does anyone know if it is possible to reinstall the OS from scratch without 
> touching /var/oracle so we don't have to reinstall Oracle? I'm thinking 
> /etc/oratab can be save/restored or recreated, but I think the big problem 
> would be that init scripts and so forth would be removed by the fresh install.
>
If /var/oracle is a partition, they should be able to re-install
without destoying it.  However, if its a directory on the root
partition, a fresh install will destroy everything

type mount and see if /var/oracle is a separate partition
> Thanks,
>
> Jed
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