Storage Checklist for Oracle Database Installation

Use this checklist to review storage minimum requirements and assist with configuration planning.

Table 1-5 Storage Checklist for Oracle Database

Check Task

Minimum local disk storage space for Oracle software

At least 6.0 GB for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition

At least 5.5 GB for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2

At least 7.0 GB for an Oracle Restart installation

Select Database File Storage Option

Ensure that you have one of the following storage options available:

  • File System

    Oracle recommends that the file system be separate from the file systems used by the operating system or the Oracle software. The file system can be any of the following:

    - A file system on a disk that is physically attached to the system

    - A file system on a logical volume manager (LVM) volume or a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) device

  • Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM)

    Oracle ASM is installed as part of an Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation. If you plan to use Oracle ASM, then you must install Oracle Grid Infrastructure before you install and create the database.

Determine your recovery plan

Review the storage configuration sections of this document for more information about configuring recovery.