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Creating different mount points for production databases

We are in the process of setting up production databases. There are three databases, db1, db2 and db3, for three different applications. We are supposed to create three different mount points, like /db1, /db2 and /db3, and install the Oracle software in separate homes which are managed by three different users. Is it the best approach? Suggest the best way.

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When I have multiple instances on the same server, I create the mount points similar to the following:

/db1
/db2

Then in each mount point, I create a subdirectory simply named by the ORACLE_SID. So if I have two instances named TEST and ORCL, I would have the following:

/db1/ORCL
/db1/TEST
/db2/ORCL
/db2/TEST

It should be obvious which directory contains files for which instance.

This was first published in June 2006

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