Installation of Oracle GoldenGate v11. for Oracle 11g on Linux x86-64

by Eric Jenkinson on April 10, 2012

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This document details the installation and configuration of Oracle GoldenGate v11. for Oracle 11g on Linux x86-64. Configuration of the GoldenGate instance and other processes will be detailed in upcoming posts. These initial steps need to be done on both the source and target system.

This document assumes that the Oracle 11g Database software is installed on the source and target server and that source and target databases exist. It is further assumed that network connectivity between the target and source is in place.

Create a GoldenGate OS user

[root@ggt1 ~]# useradd –G oinstall ggadmin
[root@ggt1 ~]# passwd ggadmin
Changing password for user ggadmin.
New UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
[root@ggt1 ~]#

Make the GoldeGate software home

[root@ggt1 ~]# cd /u01/app/oracle
[root@ggt1 oracle]# mkdir ggs ggs/11.2.0
[root@ggt1 oracle]# chown -R ggadmin:ggadmin ggs/
[root@ggt1 oracle]#

Set up Oracle Environment for the ggadmin user.

[ggadmin@ggt1 ~]$ cat env11g 
export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
export ORACLE_SID=ggdb1
export GG_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0
[ggadmin@ggt1 ~]$

Copy the GoldenGate software to the GoldenGate software home and uncompress the file.

[ggadmin@ggt1 ~]$ cd $GG_HOME
[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ cp ~/ .
[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ unzip 
  inflating: fbo_ggs_Linux_x64_ora11g_64bit.tar  
  inflating: OGG_WinUnix_Rel_Notes_11.  
  inflating: Oracle GoldenGate README.txt  
  inflating: Oracle GoldenGate README.doc  
[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ tar xvf fbo_ggs_Linux_x64_ora11g_64bit.tar 

< cut >

[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ 

Next, using GGSCI create the GoldGate working directories.

[ggadmin@ggt1 ~]$ cd $GG_HOME
[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ ./ggsci 

Oracle GoldenGate Command Interpreter for Oracle
Version OGGCORE_11.
Linux, x64, 64bit (optimized), Oracle 11g on Apr 23 2012 08:32:14

Copyright (C) 1995, 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

GGSCI ( 1> create subdirs

Creating subdirectories under current directory /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0

Parameter files                /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirprm: already exists
Report files                   /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirrpt: created
Checkpoint files               /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirchk: created
Process status files           /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirpcs: created
SQL script files               /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirsql: created
Database definitions files     /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirdef: created
Extract data files             /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirdat: created
Temporary files                /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirtmp: created
Stdout files                   /u01/app/oracle/ggs/11.2.0/dirout: created

GGSCI ( 2> exit
[ggadmin@ggt1 11.2.0]$ 

Create a database user and tables pace for GoldenGate

SQL> create tablespace ogg_data
  2  datafile '/u01/app/oracle/oradata/ggdb1/oggdata01.dbf' size 300M;          

Tablespace created.

SQL> create user ogg identified by password
  2  default tablespace ogg_data
  3  temporary tablespace temp;

User created.


Next, grant the following privilege to the GoldenGate user.

SQL> grant create session to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant alter session to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant select any dictionary to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant create table to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant execute on dbms_flashback to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant flashback any table to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant select any transaction to ogg;

Grant succeeded.

SQL> grant select on v_$database to ogg;

Grant succeeded.


Finally, Oracle GoldenGate requires supplemental logging to be enabled at the database level. You can verify that supplemental logging is enabled at the database level with the following query.

SQL> select supplemental_log_data_min       
  2  from v$database;



The output must be YES or IMPLICIT. If the result is NO, as the SYS user, issue the following alter database to enable minimal supplemental logging at the database level. Be sure to switch the log file after adding supplemental logging.

SQL> alter database add supplemental log data;

Database altered.

SQL> alter system switch logfile;

System altered.

SQL> select supplemental_log_data_min
  2  from v$database;



In the next post we will examine the GoldenGate process architecture.


  • Mukesh (July 17, 2013 5:09 am)

    Great article!! Have you published II part also?

  • Bala Ganesh (December 11, 2013 11:30 pm)

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  • ali (January 27, 2014 10:59 pm)

    As Mukesh said its really great article

  • Aqeel (May 11, 2014 10:35 am)

    Great Article, appreciate it.

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