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Installation of Database instance on server where database is already exist

Hi All,

We have a separate oracle database team who have copied one of the database using oracel backup restore procedure. This database is in 10g and it is working fine from oracle perspective.

Now as a basis admin i need to install database instance using the existing database. I should not overwrite this existing database but i should attach this existing database while installation of database instace.

I have done normal installation using sapinst and installation export but not done this type of installation as yet.

I am not aware about which option of sapinst i should use for installation of database instance so that it can use the existing database without overwriting it OR if i go with normal way will it able to catch the existing database and give me the option to attah it instead of overwriting it?

Request you all to let me know how to go about it.

Thanks & Regards

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    Apr 08, 2011 at 06:19 PM


    In this scenario, you install system as system copy method and choose install Target system with database specific method. Then when system prompts you to restore the database then click on OK because you have already restored the database and continue from this point. Your system will be installed after few steps.



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      > 1) "you should STOP (abandon) the Database Instance install phase."

      > I am not sure how to stop OR abandon the database instnace install phase. Do anyone knows this?


      During installation, SAPinst will pop up a window for database installation saying:

      To Proceed with the installation, install the Oracle database as follows...
      After you installed the Oracle database software, proceed choosing "OK" in this dialog box.

      So don't install the oracle database and click on "OK" and proceed for next phases of installation.