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    Oracle on CentOS VPS

    Hi guys ..

    how may I host oracle data bases on my VPS ..

    would some body advise in details ?

    11g version ...

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    You will more than likely need professional services, installing Oracle can be a PITA. Many changes are required (kernel parms etc)

    It will certainly function just fine on CentOS as well.
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    is their any good manual ?

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    I'm not sure Oracle is going to preform well on a VPS, especially if it's going to be a busy database. It would be much happier on dedicated hardware.

    You should be able to find all kinds of info on Oracle's support site.

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    Oracle database consumes lot of resources and installing on VPS...not sure how well it will perform on a VPS. lot of tweaks in kernel and network parameters are required.

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    Actually, no network params, but yes some kernel params.

    OP, are you looking for Oracle Express Edition, Enterprise Edition, or...?

    Express Edition is limited to 1GB RAM, 1 CPU, 11GB datafiles (for the current 11g beta). For the 10g version, it's limited to 4GB datafiles.

    Oracle EE is unlimited, but of course I'm sure you put down your $40,000 per CPU for a license...

    I've run Oracle XE and EE on a VPS and it's worked fine - but as I recall it was a 2GB/4GB VPS and I was only using a 512MB SGA. It may have helped that I'm a professional Oracle DBA by trade

    I would read the Oracle install doc for Linux. You definitely want CentOS and you should install the 32-bit version unless you have >4GB of RAM. The doc is pretty step-by-step but unless you're familiar with basic Oracle concepts - archives, redo, SGA, TNS, etc. - it could be rough sledding. In that case, best to read the Oracle Concepts book first and then tackle an install.

    You actually don't need that monstrous of a box - it depends how hard you're going to be using the DB. For just a dev/test/learn database, I've run them in 1GB VMs on my desktop all the time, and the disk/CPU is not as powerful.

    One thing to note is that you'll need some kind of X server on your VPS unless you are confidant of writing a silent install response file, which is not how I'd start out as a beginner.

    Two excellent sources of info:

    • oracle-base.com: lots of step-by-step howtos for installing Oracle. He focuses more on desktop VMware, Virtualbox, etc. but a lot of it would still be applicable.
    • tahiti.oracle.com: the quick entry into all of Oracle's documentation
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    thanks raindog308
    this is helpful

    thanks a ll

    I was thinking of cooking a openVZ template with oracle ... does that seems a nice cooking ?

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    definitely it will be a nice cooking............

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Eagle View Post
    thanks raindog308
    this is helpful

    thanks a ll

    I was thinking of cooking a openVZ template with oracle ... does that seems a nice cooking ?

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