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How to Check the Environment Variables for an Oracle Process (Doc ID 373303.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


There are cases when a database was started from an environment that did not have all the variables set correctly and this can cause troubles afterwards. Typical examples are :


- starting a database from an environment where ORACLE_HOME has a path with a final forward slash ( "/u01/oracle/" rather than "/u01/oracle/")

- starting the database from an environment that points with the TNS_ADMIN parameter to the wrong sqlnet configuration files

- starting the database with the incorrect value for LD_LIBRARY_PATH  (LIBPATH for AIX or SHLIB_PATH for HP)

- starting the database from an environment that does not have the ORACLE_UQNAME variable set, although this is used to derive the path to a TDE( or SSL ) wallet.


This note presents the methods to be used to find out the values of the environment variables used by the database processes.


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