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Old 05-15-2014, 07:06 AM   #1
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There is no /home/oracle directory in Centos


SQL>  select * from V$version;
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Release - 64bit Production
PL/SQL Release - Production
CORE      Production
TNS for Linux: Version - Production
NLSRTL Version - Production
-bash-4.1$ cat /etc/*-release
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
I can su - oracle and can also login to oracle user via ssh/ftp but why there is no /home/oracle directory in my OS? How can I create in a way not to make any changes to oracle

Please advise

Thanks in anticipation
Old 05-15-2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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It is a database server using the user to run the process, the oracle user is not a normal user that has to do work etc like when you log in to the gui. Therefor there vis no need for having a home directory.
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