Re: Copying Oracle software between Unix servers

  • From: jungwolf <spatenau@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lucdemanche@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 11:39:15 -0600

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:19:06 -0500, Luc Demanche <lucdemanche@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> A friend of mine was telling me that in his shop, they don't install
> Oracle software by the Installer anymore.  They 'tar' one ORACLE_HOME
> from a unix server and copy it to the new server.  It seem to work
> properly.
> Do you have some bad stories about that?

I was in a shop that did this all the time in the v7 and v8 days.  We
had one box that we kept "legit" and then would copy its ORACLE_HOMEs
out to the other servers as needed.  This was for both DEV and PROD.

I haven't tried it for 9i and I don't have any plans to.  If pressed I
might try it for DEV but I'd keep all the PROD servers legit,
especially now that RAC is on the scene.


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