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Oracle Installation Steps
In this section, we will talk about Oracle Installation Steps. And this is very important. A lot of students, start downloading and installing Oracle without understanding the overview of installation steps. So, you should understand your requirement before starting downloading and installing oracle on your machine. So, let us first understand the steps.
Step1: Downloading and Installing Oracle Virtual Box:
What is meant by Virtual Box (VB)?
A virtual Box is a software like any other software which you install on your machine. But this software allows you to create a virtual machine inside this virtual box. So, Virtual Box is a software virtualization package that installs on an operating system as an application. But it creates a virtual machine inside your computer
Example: I have Windows OS, but I like to learn Linux, so I can install a virtual box and then create a virtual machine in VB (Virtual Box), then I install the Linux operating system for this virtual machine. So, it’s like I am having another computer on the same computer. We can do any tasks. I will install oracle, I will install Linux, etc. This is very easy and efficient.
Step2: Downloading Oracle Linux Image
This is the second step we need to do. We need to download the Oracle Linux Image that is required to run Linux operating system.
Step3: Create a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box and Installing Linux:
Next, we need to create a Virtual Machine in the Virtual Box and Installing Linux. Here, I need to specify how much RAM, Hard disk I need to give for this virtual machine because we are creating a new computer so it needs RAM and storage
- Storage: Minimum 500 MB free disk space for installation, 10 GB recommended because we will add lots of programs and features.
- Memory: Minimum 1 GB physical memory, 4 GB recommended and the system should be 64bit. If you don’t have 64-bit you cannot continue to install this software.
Step4: Install guest additions for oracle Linux (Optional)
What are Guest Additions?
It is an additional extension for the OS that provides many nice features like copying and pasting between your original machine and Virtual Box machine, also we can create a shared folder and many other features. It will make transferring files between our computer and the virtual machine easier.
Step5: Download oracle database 12c/ 19c
We can install any other database releases but we are installing 19c because it is the latest release.
Step6: Doing some prerequisites before installing the oracle database
We will learn about these prerequisites during the installation process.
Step7: Installing the Oracle Database
Specifications: Minimum 2 GB physical memory, at least 6+4 GB disk space for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (6 – Software, 4 – Datafiles). The Database Enterprise Edition requires more than 10GB. If you need to work on more features like backup and recovery you need to add more space somewhere like 100 GB in order not to get any errors related to storage. This requires more than 30 GB for this process.
Step8: Installing other software like PUTTY, Winscp, and Tectia.
In the next article, I am going to discuss Downloading and installing Oracle Virtual Box. Here, in this article, I try to explain the Oracle Installation Steps and I hope you enjoy this Oracle Installation Steps article.