/u01/app/19.0.0/grid vs. /u01/19.0.0/grid

Dude!

    Hi,

     

    I was reading the following regarding the Oracle Home directory for Grid Infrastructure:

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/cwlin/about-the-oracle-home-directory-for-oracle-grid-infr…

     

    From what I understand, the above URL appears to be telling the same story about /u01/app/19.0.0/grid and /u01/19.0.0/grid and both seem to accomplish the same goal. What's the difference?

     

    Also, comparing the information with the following, there is no mention of /u01/19.0.0/grid at all.

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/database/oracle/oracle-database/19/ladbi/optimal-flexible-architecture-file-path-examples.htm…

     

    So I don't understand why not installing the GI software in /u01/19.0.0/grid. And why bother with /u01/app/19.0.0/grid?

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks!

      • 1. Re: /u01/app/19.0.0/grid vs. /u01/19.0.0/grid
        Dude!

        Giving this some more thought, perhaps the issue here is whether one installs GI before or after installing other database products. I suppose installing GI in /u01/app and installing other Oracle products in /u01/app later will be fine. What happen after applying GI patches I don't know. I also wonder why bother to install GI in /u01 and not some other filesystem instead.