I'm trying to reduce the time to install Oracle on a pipeline we have. At the moment, it's installed using
dbca in silent mode with a database template file. The majority of the time seems to be creating the data dictionary etc. I have a theory that it would be quicker to clone a totally vanilla install and add the application specific data using data pump after. I just wanted to see if it's worth the effort trying this - has anyone tried it?
FYI - it's Oracle 12c EE using ASM for storage.