5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2012 5:29 AM by Helios-GunesEROL RSS

    Installing oracle database

    Igor S.
      Hello folks,

      I have been working as a PL/SQL and OWB developer for over a year now but I always felt as if I missed some of the general knowledge about administrating a database and a server.

      For this purpose I got my old computer running and I want to install it into my local network with oracle XE database 11.2 and APEX.

      Now my first question is how do you chose a operating system for oracle database (windows server, unix, linux)? The only place where I installed a oracle XE database is on my personal computer with windows 7.

      My goal would be to make a small application in LAN environment and then host it when its done so I can try to administrate the server and the database.

      Best regards,
      Igor
        • 1. Re: Installing oracle database
          Srini Chavali-Oracle
          You can choose either Linux 64-bit or Win 32-bit - see OS requirements here - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/index.htm. Home version of Windows is not certified. If you have Home version of Windows, one option is to create a VM using free Virtualbox software (http://www.virtualbox.org), then installing a supported OS in the VM (Oracle Linux is free from https://linux.oracle.com).
          You may find my blog (referenced in my profile) helpful.

          HTH
          Srini
          • 2. Re: Installing oracle database
            Helios-GunesEROL
            Hi Igor;

            As mention here the best method is creat vm machine for your issue. You can use OEL linux which can be download from e-delivery site freely.

            I suggest review www.oracle-base.com/ and also http://kamranagayev.com/step-by-step-oracle-guides/ which are usefull and which has video tutorial.

            If you have any doubt please update here

            Regard
            Helios
            • 3. Re: Installing oracle database
              Igor S.
              Woah a lot of videos there. It might take time till I can watch all of them. But just to see if I get your point right. Install virtual machine on windows using WM ware and then host the database inside the virtual machine?

              Best regards,
              Igor
              • 4. Re: Installing oracle database
                Niket Kumar
                you can use virtual box for creating virtual machine on windows and then install operating system OEL 5 on thet virtaul machine then install oracle database on it and use it for testing purpose.
                • 5. Re: Installing oracle database
                  Helios-GunesEROL
                  Hi;
                  Install virtual machine on windows using WM ware and then host the database inside the virtual machine?
                  Correct ;)

                  Regard
                  Helios