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Using dbaasapi to create and delete databases on Exadata Database Service (Doc ID 3006195.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2024

Applies to:

Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


If you must create an database using dbaastools, you cannot use the preferred command line utility, dbaascli. This CLI does not support creating and deleting databases. Rather, you must use the deprecated dbaasapi command line utility to create and delete databases on an Exadata Database Service VM Cluster. The utility operates like a REST API. It reads a JSON request body and produces a JSON response body in an output file.

The utility is located in the /var/opt/oracle/dbaasapi/ directory on the compute nodes and must be run as the root user.


Oracle recommends only using dbaastools to create and delete a database when you are unable to use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console or API.


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