8.3. Creating an Oracle Database

Once the Oracle software is installed on a server, you can create one or more database instances using a single copy of the Oracle software. The Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) is Oracle's GUI tool for creating, modifying, and deleting databases.

Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA)

A multiplatform GUI tool that allows a DBA to easily create, modify, and delete databases, as well as manage database templates.

8.3.1. Disk and Memory Requirements

While the software code is shared among instances, the instances themselves each must have a minimum amount of system memory and disk space for adequate performance.

For the Microsoft Windows platform, each Oracle instance requires at least 256MB of memory, ...

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