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Installing Oracle on external USB2 drive

By Ghanshyam ·
I have an external USB2 hard drive which I can plug into either of my two PC's.

I would like to install Oracle 10g on the external USB hard drive and be able to access/use it from either PC. How do I go about it?

What are the things I need to do on the external USB hard drive and on each of my two PC's? I don't want too much technical detail. I would like to know the major steps with perhaps a little technical detail thrown in. I will research each step further as necessary when I get to it.

TIA

Gunny

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Installing Oracle on exte ...

Well firstly you will need the exact same OS on each computer. If you are using the Windows version of Oracle you'll most likely have to do a repair install when the USB Drive is connected to the second computer as the Windows Versions of Oracle have hooks buried deep into Windows itself this is something that the Linux Versions don't have.

What OS do you want to use and how do you want to use Oracle 10 G?

Remember that there are quite a few different versions of Oracle available so when you chose the one that you want you'll have to have identical OS on each computer and not Windows 2000 on one and XP on the other or XP Pro on one and XP 64 Bit Edition on the other.

Col

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

The only thing wrong with installing Oracle as sgt shultz has suggested is that you will end up with two distinct Data Files in the Oracle version for Windows install it that way on the original computer then plug the USB drive into the second computer and pop in the Oracle Install CD and opt for the Repair Install that way you'll be able to keep the original Data File and have the same system working seamlessly on both computers.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Installing Oracle on exte ...

this is how i would try it?
do you have oracle on there now?
exactly how do you use oracle?

step one: plug in usb drive.
step two: see if it gets assigned a drive letter. let's say it comes up as F:
step three: step three: install Oracle, pick Custom
step four: change the installation drive letter to the one that is your usb drive.
repeat at both computers.

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by babuce In reply to Installing Oracle on exte ...

Hi Gunny,

I am planning to install oracle in external USB2 drive.
Can you please recommend a good external USB2 drive? what should be the HD speed I suold go for?

Thanks,
Babu

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by babuce In reply to Installing Oracle on exte ...

Hi Gunny,

I am planning to install oracle in external USB2 drive.
Can you please recommend a good external USB2 drive? what should be the HD speed I suold go for?

Thanks,
Babu

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