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oinstall group [message #519615] Mon, 15 August 2011 14:05 Go to next message
caprikar
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Hi,
I'm trying to install oracle 11gR2 RAC on AIX unix, do I need to have multiple groups for oracle such as oinstall and dba? What if I have only one group called dba that belong to oracle user? what is the use of having a primary group oinstall?
Thanks
Re: oinstall group [message #519616 is a reply to message #519615] Mon, 15 August 2011 14:29 Go to previous message
Mahesh Rajendran
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Typically,
all the instances and software installation in a server would be managed by one Oracle account.
In some shops, Oracle Installation and Oracle databases are maintained by separate teams.
In some shops, multiple groups manage/administer different instances. Say, ORACLE_SID=db1 could be maintained by oracledb1:dba and ORACLE_SID=db2 by oracledb2:dba users.
In that case, you need a separate oinstall group so that the oracle* users can be assigned oinstall indvidually and have
access to oraInventory.
Else there is no need.

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