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FAQ: RDBMS Oracle Home Cloning Using OUI (Doc ID 565009.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This note explains about the frequently asked questions related to cloning RDBMS Oracle Home using OUI.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 What is cloning and how does it work?
 What are the different phases of cloning?
 Why is cloning required?
 Advantages and disadvantages of cloning?
 Where to find the cloning log files?
 Is cloning faster than the actual installation?
 Is it required to copy the Central Inventory for cloning the Oracle Home?
 Do you need Perl in your environment for cloning to work?
 What is the difference between cloning and copying an Oracle Home ? 
 What are the different options available for ?
 What are the mandatory parameters for cloning (
 Why do you require cloner stage patches for 9.2?
 Can you use jar utility for archiving and compressing the Oracle Home ?
 Do the source and the destination path (of the Oracle Home to be cloned) need to be the same ?
 Are the changes made by applying one-off patches on the source Oracle Home also present after the clone operation?
 Can you use the cloned Oracle Home as the source for another cloning operation ?
 Does the size of the binaries at the source and the destination differ ?
 Is it necessary to shutdown database(s) and stop all processes running out of the Oracle Home before copying it for cloning?
 What is the significance of the inventory pointer file (oraInst.loc) while cloning?
 Can you clone the Oracle Home across platforms?
 Can you clone the Oracle Home across different OS versions ?
 Can you clone with a different OS user/group?
 What is the difference between attachhome and cloning?
 Is the preparation phase ($ORACLE_HOME/clone/bin/ required for Database and CRS Oracle Home cloning ?
 What is the $ORACLE_HOME/clone/config/ file used for ?
 Is it required to run after cloning?
 The following error(s) occurred when doing a cloning . What is the reason/solution ?

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