6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 19, 2013 6:44 AM by Justin_Mungal RSS

    11gr2 installation in LINUX

    684487
      We would like to install 11gR2 on RHEL6.4. My question is that can we install oracle database in one partition including datafiles, control files , log files and any other files in one partition instead of other partitions like /u02 or /u03. We would like to use one partition /u01 for everything. Please give me what is tha best practices and how i can do that.
        • 1. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
          sb92075
          user10890048 wrote:
          We would like to install 11gR2 on RHEL6.4.
          not every V11R2 is supported on RHEL6
          My question is that can we install oracle database in one partition including datafiles, control files , log files and any other files in one partition instead of other partitions like /u02 or /u03. We would like to use one partition /u01 for everything. Please give me what is tha best practices and how i can do that.
          you are free to install what you want where you want to do so; such as everything under /u01
          • 2. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
            EdStevens
            user10890048 wrote:
            We would like to install 11gR2 on RHEL6.4. My question is that can we install oracle database in one partition including datafiles, control files , log files and any other files in one partition instead of other partitions like /u02 or /u03. We would like to use one partition /u01 for everything. Please give me what is tha best practices and how i can do that.
            You seem to have a mis-understanding about what "/u01", "/u02", etc really are. They are NOT partitions. They are directories created in the root directory. They may (or may not) be mounted to separate partitions.
            All of my servers have a /u01, a /u02, and an /oradata. /oradata is further divided like -- /oradata/hrtest, /oradata/fintest, /oradata/hrdev, etc, etc. In that example, /oradata/hrtest is mounted to a seperate partition (actually a whole seperate lun) from /oradata/fintest. And both are seperate partitions (luns in my case) from the root, where /oradata lives.

            You are free to create any directory structure you like, and mount any directory or sub-directory or sub-sub-directory to its own partition. Oracle only knows file and directory names. The mounting of devices to those directories is a few layers of abstraction away from oracle.

            What problem are you trying to address by keeping everything under /u01?
            • 3. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
              damorgan
              I do not recommend installing on anything later than 5.8.
              • 4. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
                Srini Chavali-Oracle
                Currently, only 11.2.0.3 is certified on Linux 6.x - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/relnotes.112/e23558/toc.htm#CHDFHIEA

                11.2.0.3 is only available on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com), access to which requires a paid support contract with Oracle.

                If you do not have access to 11.2.0.3, then you will have to use Linux 5.x (5.8 is recommended)

                HTH
                Srini
                • 5. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
                  Janasheen
                  I think Better to install Oracle linux 5.6
                  then u install Oracle 11g 11.2.0.1on it
                  • 6. Re: 11gr2 installation in LINUX
                    Justin_Mungal
                    damorgan wrote:
                    I do not recommend installing on anything later than 5.8.
                    May I ask why? Since it's certified I can only imagine you've run into problems with it. I haven't run into major issues, outside of some installation headaches when I was building a RAC cluster on RHEL 6.

                    Edited by: Justin Mungal on Apr 19, 2013 6:43 AM - Since 11.2.0.3 is certified anyway... which is what I used.