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Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Although many software components are required to accomplish the goals of this book, all software can be obtained without cost. Table 4.1 describes each software component and the website address which offers it for download.



Oracle9i Database Release 2 Enterprise & Standard Edition for Linux


Download the following three files to the node with the most free local diskspace:





Downloading Oracle software will require login to your OTN account. If you do not have an account, you can sign up free of charge.

Oracle Database 10g Release 1 ( for Linux x86


Oracle Cluster Ready Services Release 1 ( for Linux x86

Oracle Database 10g Release 2

( for Linux x86

Oracle Clusterware Release 2 ( for Linux x86

Modified Linux Kernel for Firewire




Oracle Cluster File System





Automatic Storage Management

For Oracle 10g








Sqlplus on Linux has no command line history feature. This software adds the history feature.

Code Depot

There are items in the code depot that are required for this project. See Appendix B for more information.

Table 4.1: Software components & websites that offer it for download

Figure 4.1 demonstrates using the cksumcommand to verify that a downloaded file is complete and uncorrupted. The value returned should be compared with the value posted on Oracle's download page. After it is verified, the gunzip command is used to extract the file. Once this is complete, the cpiocommand is used to extract the archived files.  Note that 10g release 2 files are simply unzipped.

The author suggests using the gnome-toasterto burn the install files to a CD. The application can be launched from the command line with the gtoaster command. Gnome-Toaster is very easy to use. Simply highlight the files and directories to be burned that are located on the upper right of the screen and drag them into the lower right portion of the screen. Then click the ?Record? button. Burn the files and directories starting inside the directory ?disk1? as shown in Figure 4.2.

The author suggests creating one CD with the files for the modified kernel, ocfs, oracleasm, rlwrapand the Code Depot.

Learn More about PC RAC:

If you want to learn RAC at home, get the bestselling book "Personal Oracle Real Application Clusters" by Edward Stoever.

You can buy it direct from the publisher for 30%-off and get instant access to the code depot of Oracle tuning scripts.



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