A.2.2 Editing a Response File Template

You can copy and modify a response file template for each product and installation type and for each configuration tool.

To copy and modify a response file, perform the following steps:

  1. Copy the response file from the response file directory to a directory on your system.
    copy Oracle_home\install\response\product_timestamp.rsp local_directory
  2. Open the response file in a text editor.
  3. Follow the instructions in the file to edit it.


    The installer or configuration assistant fails if you do not correctly configure the response file. Also, ensure that your response file name has the .rsp suffix.
  4. Secure the response file.
    Ensure that only the user that installed the Oracle software can view or modify response files. Consider deleting the modified response file after the installation succeeds.


    A fully specified response file for an Oracle Grid Infrastructure installation or an Oracle Database installation can contain the passwords for:
    • Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) administrative accounts

    • Database administrative accounts

    • A user who is a member of the operating system group ORA_DBA (required for automated backups)

    See Also:

    Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) User’s Guide for detailed information about creating response files