Originally posted by candyman if unix or linux simply type:. If you are using a shared Oracle home with -local flag, use -cfs flag. Also, the Oracle Universal Installer aborts. Advantages of a shared Central Inventory 1 Only one inventory pointer is required. Cause: This may be due to missing or corrupted Oracle home inventory.
Shared inventories are strongly discouraged. We need to attach this particular oracle home to central inventory in order to overcome this error. In this instance it was easier and quicker to rebuild the corrupted inventory. This situation would have happened with multiple people installing different products with different oraInventories. The reason was, there was a local oraInst. The Central Inventory contains the information related to all Oracle products installed on a host. Note: Oracle recommends that you designate an Oracle home location that is an empty or non-existing directory.
You can restore from backup or you can re-install the Oracle Home. The syntax is as follows:. If the Display variable is not properly set, the installer will fail on startup. Ensure that the inventory shows the new home and the nodes. You can use any method such as zip, tar, and cpio to compress the Oracle home. You want to patch this database but decide to back up the database before patching. The syntax is as follows:.
To override this condition, use the -force flag on the command line. Data files may or may not be installed within an Oracle home. An Oracle home is a directory into which all Oracle software is installed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Possible causes are: The Central Inventory is corrupted The oraInst. Identify the Oracle home pertinent to the current system. Oracle Inventory may not be up to date for many reasons.
Multiple Oracle Homes Oracle Universal Installer supports the installation of several active Oracle homes on the same host as long as the products support this at run-time. The syntax is as follows:. Backing up the inventory when an Oracle Home is installed or removed. This eliminates the probability for them to become large problems later. Do not use the jar command to zip the Oracle Home, as this causes the file permissions to be lost.
Although it may seem time-consuming, a database professional needs to frequently make time to attend to documenting and fixing seemingly small issues as they are uncovered. Action: If the Oracle home inventory is missing or corrupted, restore the Oracle home inventory. Path Enter the full path to an Oracle home or select an Oracle home from the drop-down list of existing Oracle homes. About the Oracle Universal Installer Inventory The Oracle Universal Installer inventory stores information about all Oracle software products installed in all Oracle homes on a host, provided the product was installed using Oracle Universal Installer. If you do not want to reconstruct the central inventory on a non-shared location, you can pass the flag '-ignoreSharedInventory' to suppress the shared inventory error when invoking runInstaller.
In this event, you should remove these duplicate entries manually. Since the Central Inventory consists of system-specific information, it is required that the Central Inventory be saved on a local non-shared directory on the system. To add the missing Oracle Homes to the central inventory the following command had to be run as ora. Consolidating Multiple Central Inventories The following procedure explains how to consolidate multiple central inventories into a single central inventory. You can have multiple versions of the same product or different products running from different Oracle homes concurrently.
Cause: The Oracle home may be missing from the Central Inventory or the Central Inventory could be missing or corrupted. When you pass this flag, it updates the oraclehomeproperties. You decide to delete the Oracle Home from the Central Inventory and restore the original Oracle Home. It also mentions if the home is an Oracle Clusterware home or a removed Oracle Home. You will receive a warning message, but the installation will continue. I was unable to run theopatch lsinventorycommand. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear.
However, OraInventory used by us was not updated with that information. Different homes cannot share the same location. It also mentions if the home is an Oracle Clusterware home or a removed Oracle home. Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. Table 2-6 Sample Oracle Home Directory Structure and Content Directory Content assistants configuration Assistants bin binaries for all products ctx interMedia Text cartridge dbs init sid. All legitimate Oracle experts publish their. Determine all the homes registered with the central inventory: c get the list of Oracle homes from the inventory dialog.
Home Selector Available on Win32 Platforms The following sections describe the Home Selector, which is installed as part of Oracle Universal Installer on Windows computers. This approach should work for release 10gR2 or higher. The instance-related directory location is accepted first from the response file, if specified. The syntax is as follows:. If you have questions about how to optimize your Oracle configuration, Datavail can work with you and your organization to effectively support your Oracle environment for your benefit and that of your clients and customers. Make sure that the installation user creates this new location and that the location is part of the installation group. Where to find the oraInventory location? The syntax is as follows:.