1 Reply Latest reply on May 22, 2012 8:47 AM by Udo

    I can't find oracle VSS writer with express edition

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      I just had 11g express edition installed. I'm wondering if this edition comes with oracle VSS writer, I wasn't been asked to install VSS writer during installation. Can someone please confirm that whether this edition has oracle VSS writer or not? Thanks!
        • 1. Re: I can't find oracle VSS writer with express edition
          Udo
          Hello and welcome to the OTN forums!

          There has been a similar question posted by another user a few months ago: {thread:id=2352959}
          Unfortunately, no one answered it.
          It seems as if VSS writer is not shipped with 11g XE. On the other hand, the [url http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/license.112/e18068/toc.htm]Licensing Information don't tell us anything about that feature. Unfortunately, as long as there is no official statement for this, you might be able to download and install VSS from another edition, but you need to make sure you follow the license terms that apply for that download.
          Technically, it should be possible to install the VSS writer, as documented in the [url http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/win.112/e10845/vss.htm#BABJEGCA]Database Platform Guide.

          -Udo