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Developing System Services in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2020

Configuring the Environment

The examples in this chapter use file-backed storage. An alternative to using file-backed storage is to use the Automatic Storage Management (ASM) feature. ASM is a volume manager and a file system for Oracle Database files.

The following environment variables must be set for each installation of the Oracle Database:


The location where the database is installed. In the example in this chapter, the location of the database installation is /opt/oracle/product/home.


The systems ID to uniquely identify a particular database on a system.

In the examples in this chapter, ORACLE_HOME is set in the service manifest and then used in the method script. ORACLE_SID is set in the method script.