Re: Cloning Oracle versus Installing from OUI

  • From: Nuno Souto <dbvision@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 07:35:49 +0800

Quoting MVR <yoursraju007@xxxxxxxxx>:
> I proposed a plan to make a good working Oracle home(with all the
> patches installed) and making an image and using the same image for
> all other nodes with the same platform and hardware. The process is
> tar, untar them and to run for the home on target node. This
> saves us lot of time(for installing 10g R2 using OUI). But my
> teammates are not okay with that stating that it may get us some
> problems. We have already cloned it for multiple boxes and ZERO
> issues. But still people are afraid to put that home in prod.

No problems with this sort of approach.  Just make sure that
you can re-make oracle after the clonable base-set is created:
you may well need to do so at some stage for emergency patches
or OS updates. 

Beats the heck out of running OUI across long-distance connections,
even in silent response mode.  Why Oracle had to ditch the 
character mode install in favour of the OUI gui abortion still beats 
me to this day: it's like, they never tried the darn thing 
themselves on a slow line?  What, customers should not have 
remote data centres reachable only by slow lines?  
Yeah!  Right...

Nuno Souto
from sunny Sydney


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