|Plan the database tables and indexes and estimate the amount of space they will require.||Part II, "Oracle Database Structure and Storage" Part III, "Schema Objects"|
|Plan the layout of the underlying operating system files your database will comprise.
Proper distribution of files can improve database performance dramatically by distributing the I/O during file access.
You can distribute I/O in several ways when you install Oracle software and create your database.
For example, you can place redo log files on separate disks or use striping. You can situate datafiles to reduce contention. And you can control data density (number of rows to a data block). If you create a Flash Recovery Area, Oracle recommends that you place it on a storage device that is different from that of the datafiles.
|Oracle Database Performance Tuning Guide Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide
Your Oracle operating system specific documentation, including the appropriate Oracle Database installation guide.
|Consider using Oracle-managed files and Automatic Storage Management to create and manage the operating system files that make up your database storage.||Oracle Database Storage Administrator's Guide|
|Select the global database name, which is the name and location of the database within the network structure. Create the global database name by setting both the DB_NAME and DB_DOMAIN initialization parameters.||Determining the Global Database Name|