Preparing a response file

Before you run a silent installation, you must run an interactive installation to create a response file. The response file contains information about how to install the database server on other computers that have the same basic type of operating system: either a UNIX operating system (including Linux), or a Windows operating system.

Before you begin

Before you start the interactive installation, complete the following tasks:

About this task

The response file contains installation settings for a product and its features. You have the following choices for the response file:

Default response file
The default response file,, produces a typical installation. The file is in the top directory of the installation media. You must either edit the file to set the LICENSE_ACCEPTED property to TRUE, or include the -DLICENSE_ACCEPTED=TRUE option in the silent installation command.
Response file that is generated by an interactive installation
A generated response file contains the installation settings of a custom interactive installation. Use the response file to run a silent installation on another computer.

If you chose to create a database server during this installation, the database server is also created and configured when you run the silent installation.


To generate a custom response file:
Run the installation command with the -r option and specify a path and name for the response file:
  • UNIX™, Linux™:
    1. If necessary, extract the product files by running the following command, where filename is the name of the product tar file: tar xvf filename
    2. Run the following command: onedb_install -r response_file_path
  • Windows™: Run the following command from a command prompt: onedb_install.exe -i gui -r response_file_path


Log files are created during the installation process. You can use the log files to troubleshoot installation errors.

If you created a database server during installation, the database server is configured, initialized, started, and ready for client connections. To see the connectivity information, look at the sqlhosts file. To see the configuration information, look at the onconfig file. Both files are in the $ONEDB_HOME/etc (UNIX, Linux) or the %ONEDB_HOME%\etc (Windows) directory. You can customize the database server properties by setting configuration parameters in the onconfig file, setting environment variables in your environment, and adding connectivity information to the sqlhosts file. See Overview of database server configuration and administration.

What to do next

After the custom response file is generated, you can use it to run a silent installation on another computer.

If you did not create a database server during installation, you must configure and initialize the database server.