Re: Reinstall OS completely without reinstalling Oracle

I'm not really familiar with linux ... will you not have to relink/recompile
the executables once you upgrade from 5.3 to 5.5 ??
v/r,

Gus

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM, William Muriithi <
william.muriithi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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> >
> >
> >
>
> William
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