2.3.1 Starting DBCA

Follow the steps in this section to start Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA).


If you choose to create a starter database while installing the Oracle Database software, then Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) automatically starts DBCA.

To start DBCA:

  1. Log on to your computer as a member of the administrative group that is authorized to install Oracle Database software and to create and run the database.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start DBCA on a Microsoft Windows operating system, click Start, select Programs (or All Programs), then Oracle - HOME_NAME, then Configuration and Migration Tools, and then Database Configuration Assistant.

    • To start DBCA on UNIX or Linux, or at the command-line prompt on the Windows operating system, enter the following command:


      The dbca utility is typically located in the ORACLE_HOME/bin directory.