Licensing: Remove Options During DB Creation

Hi all,
So, let’s say you want to prevent yourself to violate Oracle licensing of your Enterprise Edition database… What a better moment to do it then when you are creating the database?

During database creation, there are several options that can be opted out. DBCA CLI has the option “-dbOptions” to disable options at will. For example, see below how to disable all the options.

dbca -silent -createDatabase -responseFile /home/oracle/dbca/dbca.rsp -dbOptions IMEDIA:false, CWMLITE:false, SAMPLE_SCHEMA:false, ORACLE_TEXT:false, APEX:false, OMS:false, DV:false, JSERVER:false, SPATIAL:false

If any of the options is required after the database has been created, let’s say you bought the license, you can simply look up on how to install them from Oracle Docs public documentation.

Hope it helps, cheers!

OUI: RHEL Permission Denied error

Another quick tip about running DBCA:

# Error:

[oracle@dbsrv database]$ ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking installer requirements...
All installer requirements met.
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2015-06-25_06-37-23PM. Please wait ...Error in CreateOUIProcess(): 13
: Permission denied

# Solution:

mount -t ext3 -o remount default /tmp

Ok doke?


RHEL5: Database 10g Installation – Checking operating system version error

Everything is old. RHEL and Database versions. But can be useful if you are preparing a nonprod lab of your legacy env, right?

Let’s see the problem:

[oracle@dbsrv database]$ ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking installer requirements...
Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2
Failed <<<<

The “easiest” workaround:

[oracle@dbsrv database]$ ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs

The “hardway” workaround:

1. Copy parameter file:
$ cp database/install/oraparam.ini /tmp
2. Edit parameter file:
$ vi /tmp/oraparam.ini
2.1. Change
[Certified Versions]
[Certified Versions]
3. Run the installer again:
$ ./runInstaller -paramFile /tmp/oraparam.ini

KB: Requirements For Installing Oracle10gR2 On RHEL 5/OEL 5 (x86_64) [ID 421308.1]