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Old 06-01-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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How do I recreate a linux user w/o impacting existing filesystem/permissions/shell..?

I am trying to run a cron job as an oracle user. I put the user in the cron.allow file but it still won't run. Other users are able to run a cron job though. I think it's the way the oracle user was created and I wanted to recreate it. However it owns a lot of other file systems as well as the database. Is there a way to recreate or reset the oracle account without impacting what is currently in place?
Old 06-01-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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What OS and Version are you running?

If you create a new oracle account, the worst thing that could happen is that the home directory you specify gets overwritten with a blank or skeleton. You could simply backup the oracle home (if it even has one) before recreating the account.

Depending on what tool you use to add/remove accounts, the behavior regarding the home directory will be a little different. Just backup and experiment, or read the manual.


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