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Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627483] Wed, 12 November 2014 05:05 Go to next message
11gOP
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I'm trying to install oracle 11g on AIX 6.1.

The install is failing stating that it needs 6,478MB of free space but df output below clearly shows it has 7183MB, what am I missing here?

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[FATAL] [INS-32021] Insufficient disk space on this volume for the selected Oracle home.
CAUSE: The selected Oracle home was on a volume without enough disk space.
ACTION: Choose a location for Oracle home that has enough space (minimum of 6,478MB) or free up space on the existing volume.


# df -Im
Filesystem    MB blocks      Used      Free %Used Mounted on
/dev/hd4         512.00    185.26    326.74   37% /
/dev/hd2        2560.00   2276.94    283.06   89% /usr
/dev/hd9var      768.00    354.00    414.00   47% /var
/dev/hd3        1024.00    129.95    894.05   13% /tmp
/dev/hd1       10240.00   3056.99   7183.01   30% /home
/dev/hd11admin    256.00      0.39    255.61    1% /admin
/proc                 -         -         -    -  /proc
/dev/hd10opt    1024.00    538.70    485.30   53% /opt
/dev/livedump    256.00      0.36    255.64    1% /var/adm/ras/livedump
/aha                  -         -         -    -  /aha
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Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627486 is a reply to message #627483] Wed, 12 November 2014 05:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oracle also use temp space in addition to final one.
Add space to the fs.

Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627508 is a reply to message #627486] Wed, 12 November 2014 08:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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According to the Quick Install Guide:
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The following are the disk space requirements for installing Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2):

At least 1 GB of disk space in the /tmp directory

The following table describes the disk space requirements for software files for each installation type:
Installation Type Requirement for Software Files (GB)
Enterprise Edition 6.40

As my /tmp was only 1GB in size I thought that might be the cause so increased it to 2GB but get the exact same complaint when running the install.

This appeared earlier in the outputQuote:

ORACLE_HOME /home/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1

So it's definitely referring to /home but this has more than the required space. How much free space should it have?
Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627509 is a reply to message #627508] Wed, 12 November 2014 08:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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More.

Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627511 is a reply to message #627508] Wed, 12 November 2014 08:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You need several GB more than the minimum, otherwise it will all fall over later anyway because of space needed in the Oracle Base for trace files, log files, audit records, and so on. I would give it a filesystem with at least 10GB. And then, where do you intend to create the database? And the Fast Recovery Area?
Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627513 is a reply to message #627511] Wed, 12 November 2014 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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where do you intend to create the database? And the Fast Recovery Area?

Isn't it usual for the database to be created under ORACLE_HOME? Otherwise I don't know. I know I'm demonstrating my noob credentials here but I'd never heard of a Fast Recovery Area before today. I'm entirely reliant on the documentation to get this installed and all I can find in the quick start guide is:

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Additional disk space, either on a file system or in an Automatic Storage Management disk group, is required for the fast recovery area if you choose to configure automated backups.

I've no idea how to configure automated backups and right now that's a far off problem as I can't even get the database itself installed. It doesn't indicate how much space this is likely to need, if it should be on another volume or the same volume... does anyone have any rules of thumb?
Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627516 is a reply to message #627513] Wed, 12 November 2014 08:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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does anyone have any rules of thumb?


Didn't John answer this question:

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I would give it a filesystem with at least 10GB.

Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627521 is a reply to message #627516] Wed, 12 November 2014 09:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Didn't John answer this question:

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I would give it a filesystem with at least 10GB.

I was asking specifically about the Fast Recovery Area. Anyway, increasing the /home filesystem to 15GB (just over 12Gb free) got past that problem.
Re: Oracle 11g installer not detecting enough disk space [message #627522 is a reply to message #627521] Wed, 12 November 2014 09:51 Go to previous message
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FRA size depends on what you want to do with it and depends on your database activity and so on.
FRA does not need (and should not in my opinion) to be in the same FS than Oracle binaries.

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