1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 22, 2013 11:22 AM by Manu Alphonse RSS

    ORACLE_BASE for grid ; Scared of root.sh changing ownership to root

    Y.Ramlet

      Grid Infrastructure version: 11.2.0.3

      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:

       

          ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/grid

        ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/grid/product/11gR2

       

       

      Following will be the ORACLE_BASE and ORACLE_HOME for RDBMS Home

       

         ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle

         ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/db/11gR2

       

      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

       

      Question2.

      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.

      http://dbaora.com/install-oracle-11-2-0-3-on-centos-6/