FAQs on Central Inventory and Oracle Home Inventory (Local Inventory) in Oracle RDBMS
(Doc ID 564192.1)
Last updated on NOVEMBER 25, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
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Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
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This note explains about the frequently asked questions related to Central/OraInventory and Local Inventory in Oracle RDBMS.
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In this Document
|Questions and Answers|
|What is the Central Inventory? (oraInventory)|
What is the Central Inventory Pointer File
|Can you keep different Central Inventory for each Oracle software installation?|
|Advantages and disadvantages of keeping a Central Inventory for each Oracle Home and shared Central Inventory:|
|How to start the OUI/Opatch if the oraInst.loc file is not in the default location? ( Unix)|
|Can you remove or manually edit the inventory.xml file?|
|You have lost/corrupted the Central Inventory but have a valid Oracle Home(s). What do you do?|
|How can you remove the Central Inventory after all the Oracle Homes on a host are removed?|
|Can you use the jar command to backup inventory/Oracle Home?|
|How can you attach and detach Oracle Homes from the Central Inventory ?|
|Does the database work without a Central/Local Inventory?|
|What are the permissions/ownership required for a Central Inventory?|
Can you move the Central Inventory (oraInventory) to another location?
|Does Oracle Support Manually Changing "inst_loc" In The Windows Registry?|
|What is the Local Inventory ?|
|What are the Contents of the Local Inventory ?|
You have lost the Oracle Home (local) Inventory. What can you do?
|What are the permissions/ownership required for a Local Inventory?|
|How to check if the inventory.xml/comps.xml or any Oracle XML file is correct using Opatch?|
|How can you Clean the inventory after deleting the Oracle Home manually?|