What is the difference between global database name and SID.
When you put in a value for globla database name it automatically populates the SID when using database configuration assistant. why ?
Infact why does it ask me for a global database name while installing 8i. Shouldnt it ask it while creating the database.
SID is the system Identifier and Global Database is databasename.domin . Usually we create database name with same SID.
By default ORACLE 8i creates a small database at the time of installation. That is the reason it will ask global database name and also takes first part of global database name as SID.
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