I am a system administrator and have been told by my company to install Oracle on a raw device (volumes). I am using Solaris Unix 5.8 and SunStoredge A1000. I have created the required volumes on my storage. Can anybody guide me on how to install Oracle and point it to use the raw volumes? Thanks and regards.

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Your question does not indicate which release of Oracle you are planning to install, so I will assume that it is Oracle 10g Release 2. The Oracle Database 10g Release 2 Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System (SPARC 64-Bit) has a subsection that describes how to configure raw partitions or raw logical volumes. This information can be found here.

This was first published in February 2006

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