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Cloning A Database Home And Changing The User/Group That Owns It (Doc ID 558478.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2 to 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema 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.
The information supplied in this bulletin is applicable to Oracle10g Release 2 (10.2) and Oracle11g Release 1 (11.1) or later installations on any Unix/Linux platform.

It is not applicable to Oracle on any Windows platform.


Support previously created <Note:300062.1> to help customers to clone their Oracle database installations. This bulletin is an extension to the above note.

The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a list of the steps required to clone an Oracle10g Release 2 (10.2) or Oracle11g Release 1 (11.1) or  later installation from a source home to a target location (on the same server, or on another server) and simultaneously change the user/group that owns the software installation.

Oracle Development have reviewed these steps and confirmed that the procedure is supported.


This bulletin is intended for anyone responsible for installing/cloning Oracle software on a Unix/Linux server

The procedure below assumes that Oracle10g Release 2 (10.2) or Oracle11g Release 1 (11.1) or later version is already installed in a source home on a server.

If you are cloning to a separate server, verify that the server meets all of the defined requirements (see <Note:169706.1> for a list of these)

If you are cloning to an AIX server that has not previously had any Oracle software installed on it, download <patch 6613550> and run the supplied script so that the server is configured ready for the Oracle software.

It is recommended that you not attempt to change the ORACLE_BASE when cloning an ORACLE_HOME.  If you change it anyway, you will at least need to update the $ORACLE_HOME/inventory/ContentsXML/oraclehomeproperties.xml file to reflect a change in the ORACLE_BASE, though there could be other changes Oracle Support is not aware of.



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