A.2.1 About Response File Templates

Oracle provides response file templates for each product and installation type and for each configuration tool.

For Oracle Database, the response file templates are located in the database\response directory on the installation media and in the Oracle_home\inventory\response directory. For Oracle Grid Infrastructure, the response file templates are located in the Grid_home\install\response directory after the software is installed.


If you copied the installation media to a directory on a local disk (referred to as the staging_dir directory), then the response files are located in the directory staging_dir\database\response.

All response file templates contain comment entries, sample formats, examples, and other useful instructions. Read the response file instructions to understand how to specify values for the response file variables, so that you can customize your installation.

The following response files are provided with this software:

Table A-2 Response Files for Oracle Database and Oracle Grid Infrastructure

Response File Used For


Silent installation of Oracle Database


Silent creation and configuration of an Oracle Database using Oracle Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)


Silent configuration of Oracle Net using NETCA


Silent configuration of Oracle Grid Infrastructure installations


When you modify a response file template and save a file for use, the response file may contain plain text passwords. Ownership of the response file must be given to the Oracle software installation owner only, and access restricted to the response file. Oracle strongly recommends that database administrators or other administrators delete or secure response files when they are not in use.