This chapter describes how to complete the postinstallation tasks after you have installed the Oracle Clusterware software. It contains the following sections:
You must perform the following tasks after completing your installation:
After your Oracle Clusterware installation is complete and after you are sure that your system is functioning properly, make a backup of the contents of the voting disk. Use the
dd utility. For example:
# dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/myvdisk1.bak
Also, make a backup copy of the voting disk contents after you complete any node additions or node deletions, and after running any deinstallation procedures.
Use a Web browser to view the OracleMetaLink Web site:
Log in to OracleMetaLink.
Note:If you are not an OracleMetaLink registered user, then click Register for MetaLink and register.
On the main OracleMetaLink page, click Patches.
On the Select a Patch Search Area page, click New MetaLink Patch Search.
On the Simple Search page, click Advanced.
On the Advanced Search page, click the search icon next to the Product or Product Family field.
In the Search and Select: Product Family field, enter RDBMS Server in the For field, and click Go.
Select RDBMS Server under the Results heading, and click Select.
RDBMS Server appears in the Product or Product Family field. The current release appears in the Release field.
Select your platform from the list in the Platform field, and click Go.
Any available patch updates appear under the Results heading.
Click the number of the patch that you want to download.
On the Patch Set page, click View README and read the page that appears. The README page contains information about the patch set and how to apply the patches to your installation.
Return to the Patch Set page, click Download, and save the file on your system.
Use the unzip utility provided with Oracle Database 10g to uncompress the Oracle patch updates that you downloaded from OracleMetaLink. The unzip utility is located in the
Refer to Appendix B for information about how to stop database processes in preparation for installing patches.
Oracle recommends that you complete the following tasks after installing Oracle Clusterware.
Oracle recommends that you back up the
root.sh script after you complete an installation. If you install other products in the same Oracle home directory, then the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) updates the contents of the existing
root.sh script during the installation. If you require information contained in the original
root.sh script, then you can recover it from the
root.sh file copy.