Art of BI: OBI12c Basic Paths and Commands

By | In Art of BI, Business Intelligence | October 05th, 2017

Based on some work we’ve been doing with our clients recently, we thought it would be helpful to write up Linux-based references to some (not all) common file paths that have changed between OBI11g and OBI12c and the basic new commands (Start/Stop/Status, RPD, Service Instance Backup) of Oracle BI 12c. Feel free to save this as a reference document for future Oracle BI 12c activities.

Some of the Basic Oracle BI 12c File Locations and Commands:

**Note these are based on a single application server environment not at scaled out environment.


Web Catalog:

Start/Stop/Status Scripts:

With the above 2 commands, you can specifically start/ stop different services by utilizing the –i (lower case i) placing it directly after the cmd and then specifying the services you wish to start/stop


Download/Upload RPD:



Common Log Files:

Common Configuration Files:

Some Examples:

WebLogic Scripting tool:

Export/Import Service Instance: (aka Service Instance Backup/Restore or Service Instance Migration)

Backup Instance:


Restore Backup of Instance:



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