Manage the oratab through puppet




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Version information

  • 1.0.0 (latest)
released Jan 22nd 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • RedHat

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Tags: oracle, oratab


stschulte/oracle — version 1.0.0 Jan 22nd 2015

Puppet Oracle Module

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This repository aims to ease the configuration of Oracle Databases with custom types and providers

New facts

(currently none)

New functions

(currently none)

New custom types


The oratab file stores information about the home directory of your databases and whether the different instances should be automatically started and stopped by the dbstart and dbshut scripts or not.

The oratab type now allows you to treat a single entry as a resource:

oratab { 'PROD_DB':
  ensure => present,
  home   => '/u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1',
  atboot => yes,

The example above will lead to the following entry in the file /etc/oratab (or /var/opt/oracle/oratab on Solaris)


You can also specify an inline comment with the description property. This is however optional.

oratab { 'PROD_DB':
  ensure      => present,
  home        => '/u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1',
  atboot      => yes,
  description => 'managed by puppet'

will lead to

PROD_DB:/u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1:Y # managed by puppet

If you do not specifiy the description property, puppet will not touch the current inline comment. This might interest you because newer versions of oracle always update the comment as line added by agent on each instance stop and start.