Re: a quick poll regarding the 11gR2 OFA

  • From: Frits Hoogland <frits.hoogland@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Freek.DHooge@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 21:54:15 +0200

I use '/oracle' for all Oracle things. This makes it very easy for sysadmins to 
spot the location of 'the oracle stuff'. There are some other locations 
(/var/tmp/.oracle, /etc/oracle, /opt/oracle) which are used by (some) oracle 
As been stated earlier, my personal opinion is '/u01' is non-intuitive and 
non-descriptive, and the default path of the oracle home 
'/u01/app/oracle/product/<some part of the version>' is *way* to deep.

As far as I know, OFA is not about a specific path, but about a flexible layout 
for your database. I've written about a structure wit '/oracle' about 4 years 
ago, which I called 'SOFA': Request for Comment: SOFA, Second generation Oracle 
Flexible Architecture

Anyone know any history of '/u01'? I guess it was used in the past to have a 
second '/usr' on a separate mountpoint, to have a clear place which holds the 
database software. If so, /u02 and further for the datafiles and other database 
files is really bogus. 


On May 11, 2010, at 2:08 PM, D'Hooge Freek wrote:

> A quick poll.
> The 11gR2 linux OFA version seems to push to use a directory such as “/u01/…” 
> instead of “/opt/oracle/”
> Which directory are you currently using?
> Are you going to change your directory structure to match this new OFA 
> structure?
> Regards,
> Freek D'Hooge
> Uptime
> Oracle Database Administrator
> email: freek.dhooge@xxxxxxxxx
> tel +32(0)3 451 23 82
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