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Creating A Container Database (CDB) With A Subset Of Options (Doc ID 2001512.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 07, 2023

Applies to:

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


Oracle recommends the creation of a container database with all options as that configuration
rules out any option related mismatch problems while unplugging and plugging a PDB from one container to another.
However customers have often asked whether it is possible to create a container database with a subset of options.
Although it is still recommend to create a CDB with all options, this document outlines a supported method of creating a
CDB with the options that the customer chooses to install.


Caution: Some options, such as OLAP, cannot be added to the CDB/PDB$SEED after CDB creation. Should you decide to add components to your CDB/PDB$SEED after it's been created with a subset of options, you will need to create a new CDB and move the PDBs to it that need the option.



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