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Managing the UNIX environment for the oracle user

The Oracle DBA will commonly perform all of their UNIX work when signed-on to the UNIX server as the oracle user. In large UNIX environments with hundreds of Oracle servers and dozens of Oracle DBA’s, it is critical that all UNIX servers have a common look-and-feel. This is done by creating the following constructs.

* Standard UNIX prompt for the Oracle user
* Standard command editor
* Standard alias for moving between Oracle directories
* Standard alias name for each $ORACLE_SID

Let’s take a look at commands that can be placed into the UNIX .profile script for the oracle user. Most large UNIX shops create a standard .profile scripts for all servers and use the UNIX rcp command to distribute the .profile to every Oracle server.

Here is an example of a UNIX script to distribute a standard .profile to every Oracle server.


echo 'starting distribution of .profile file'

# We reply on the UNIX /etc/hosts file for a list of Oracle servers

for host in `cat /etc/hosts|awk '{ print $2 }'`
echo starting distribution to $host
rcp -p .profile $host:~oracle/.profile
rsh $host ls –al ~oracle/.profile

In this script we look up each Oracle server name from the /etc/hosts files. Then we loop between each server, using the remote copy command (rsh) to copy our standard .profile file to every server. We verify that the copy was successful by using the UNIX rsh command to verify the UNIX time and file size for the .profile file. Note that you may need to get your UNIX systems administrator to configure the .rhosts files to allow the rsh and rcp commands to work properly.

The above is an excerpt from the "Oracle9i UNIX Administration Handbook" by Oracle press, authored by Donald K. Burleson.


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