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Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2001 17:12:55 -0800
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There is some major gaps in your knowledge of database construction. Oracle can use from 1 to some really large number of disks. The limitation in this area will most likely be in your operating system. There is a large number of design issues regarding performance that  are affected by this layout. If you are just doing this for learning purposes then initially keep it simple a disk to install Oracle, can have other stuff on it. A disk to hold all of your datafiles. That will get you started. We run it in a single disk on our laptops for training and testing. No performance but it works.

If this is to do other stuff, like install an application, you need to enlist the help of a decent DBA.

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I am attempting to construct a new database environment but I am not sure how many hard drives to use nor what size hard drive I should use.  After reviewing information from Oracle and various books,  I have come to the conclusion that Oracle can operate using 4 to 22 hard drives on a server but I cannot determine the size of the hard drives.

How many hard drives should I use for Oracle and what should be the recommended size requirements for each hard drive?

Thanks, Kevin


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