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ORACLE_BASE for grid ; Scared of changing ownership to root

Y.Ramlet Newbie
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Grid Infrastructure version:

Platform : OEL 6.3


We are going to install Grid Infrasture and then install RDBMS Software.


For role separation , we are creating grid user and oracle user.


Following will be the ORACLE_BASE and ORACLE_HOME for Grid Infrastructure:






Following will be the ORACLE_BASE and ORACLE_HOME for RDBMS Home





I have two questions



Question1. Will I get the below error during GI installation with the above setting ?


[NS-32026] The Software Location specified should not be under Oracle base location.

CAUSE: Grid Infrastructure for a Cluster installation will assign root ownership to all parent directories of clusterware software location. As a result, all named directories in the software location path will acquire root ownership. This may create problems for subsequent installations into the same Oracle base



If I understand correctly, Once the Grid is installed successfully,  the whole filesystem under the mount point /u01 will be owned by root.

If this is the case , when I have to install RDBMS Software later, I need to manually change the permission of /u01/app/oracle and all child directories inside it to oracle:oinstall. Right ?




Similair ORACLE_BASE, ORACLE_HOME settings for grid seems to work for this guy.


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