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Oracle Users and Passwords

The default accounts are: sys, system, dbsnmp and sysman. The following table provides a basic description of the of the default users.

Oracle background processes

An oracle database is run as an instance. A database server can run multiple instances and each instance is made up of different components.

Quick start on Oracle 8i and Solaris

This page assumes you want an oracle install on a single disk, with minimum memory, to just play around with oracle and learn the basics.