Find or Create Oratab File

(Doc ID 394251.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.5.0 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 8.1.5 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-Sep-2016***

Goal

Q1: How to locate the oratab file ?
Q2: How does oracle run without the oratab file?
Q3: Why wasn't it created when performing an oracle install?
Q4: Can I, with the assistance with root, create the directory for oratab then create a new oratab file in that directory?

Solution

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