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Best way to precreate database before import

What is the best way to precreate the database on the new box before you import the db to it?

In your response to "Is it possible to clone an Oracle 10g database from Linux (R3 update4) server to IBM Blade Server under Linux AS4 with exp/imp?" you say "Absolutely! Use the export utility to dump the entire database with the FULL=Y parameter. Then precreate the new database on the new server." What is the best way to precreate the database on the new box before you import the db to it?
The best way to precreate the database is to use Oracle's Database Configuration Assistant (dbca). You can also create the database manually. The Oracle documentation details the steps involved in creating the database, specifically Chapter 2 of the Administrator's Guide.

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