Oracle: 9i 188.8.131.52.0 (Standard Edition)
OS: AIX 5L (5.11)
Disk Space available for datafiles: 95GB
Kernel Parameters: Not required on AIX 5L
Groups: oinstall, dba, oper
Install: Brand new server with fresh Oracle install so there are no
other releases on the server.
Env: All Oracle env variables set e.g. Oracle_Home, Oracle_Base,
I had recently installed Oracle in silent mode (My first 9i install).
Had some errors during installation which all of them related to a
required missing OS performance statistics fileset. I installed the
fileset and successfully relinked all Oracle libraries afterwards. Now
everything runs OK i.e. sqlplus, dbca, netca etc. Listener also starts
up without any errors.
The problem I am running into is that the dbca (Database Config.
Assist) hangs forever at 4% when I try to create a database. Started
the process at 7:00pm and next day at 8:00am... it was still hung. I
also tried just running the scripts but same result. It only creates 1
control file out of 3 and then hangs forever. I switched around some
init.ora parameters but nothing changes. No usefull info in the alert
log either. I have seen few notes on Metalink and here also but most
of them deal with Win2K, linux or Sun. I tried some of the things on
AIX but to no avail. Have pretty much also followed the installation
guide step by step and performed all root and oracle user steps. If
someone else ran into similar situation on AIX, I would like to know
the workaround or Metalink DocID.
Have not run into anything like this before on AIX, Sun, Win2K etc
with 8i or prior releases. So far, I am not too impressed with the
install process of 9i. Maybe that will change after I get over this