With Application Server 10g, you can place the Metadata
Repository in an existing database rather than creating asdb.
reasons why you would want to install the Metadata Repository in an
existing database are
Availability and Manageability
If you are
using any of Oracle's High Availability features (Real Application
Clusters (RAC), DataGuard, Replication) then you will want the Metadata
Repository to take advantage of the high availability and automatic fail
If you are
deploying a small system on a single server, placing the Metadata
Repository in the back-end database frees up server resources that would
be used by the asdb database.
It is not as
easy as if should be. Hopefully this feature will be
incorporated into the Oracle Installer (OUI) and will be just a matter
of telling the installer which database the Metadata Repository should
reside. For now you must use the Oracle Application Server
Repository Assistant to create the repository before running OUI
to install the Infrastructure.
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