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Oracle OFA Structures and How They Affect Installation

As can be seen from the previous section, an Oracle database is not a simple construct. Much thought must go into file placement, size, number of control files, and numerous other structural issues before installation. It is a testament to the resiliency of the Oracle RDBMS that even if most of the decisions are made incorrectly, the database that results will still function, albeit, inefficiently.

The structures are as follows:

  • Oracle executables
  • Datafiles—data, index, temporary, rollback
  • Redo logs
  • Control files
  • Export files
  • Archive logs
  • Placement of any large object (LOB) or BFILE storage structures

This is an excerpt by Mike Ault’s book “Oracle Administration & Management”.  If you want more current Oracle tips by Mike Ault, check out his new book “Mike Ault’s Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts” or Ault’s Oracle Scripts Download.

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