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How to move the central Inventory (oraInventory) to another location.

Posted by John Hallas on October 2, 2008

Solution On Unix:


Find the current location of the central inventory (normally $ORACLE_BASE/oraInventory):

For example:

find /home/oracle -name oraInventory -print 



Open the oraInst.loc file in /var/opt/oracle and check the value of inventory_loc

cat /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc

inventory_loc=/u01/app/oracle/oraInventory inst_group=oinstall


Remark: The oraInst.loc file is simply a pointer to the location of the central inventory (oraInventory)


Copy the oraInventory directory to the destination directory

cp -Rp /home/oracle/oraInventory /app/oracle


Edit the oraInst.loc file to point to the new location

For example:

vi /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc

inventory_loc=/app/oracle/oraInventory inst_group=dba

· 2008/10/02 12:11 · John Hallas · 0 Comments

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