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Re: Opinions request - Oracle on WIN2K vs Unix

From: Chris Berry <>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 09:46:57 -0800
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>From: "david davis" <>
>The reason we are considering the move is because the CIO said to consider
>it. Last year it was consider moving to SQL Server. Thankfully, I dodged
>that bullet - porting costs were too high
>From his level (and he "loves" microsoft) is that the hardware is a lot
>more expensive for the non-Intel Unix servers. Which is somewhat true.

Very true, and in my opinion not really justified unless you're running an 8-way or bigger.

>Though our own internal studies a couple of years ago, was that Unix
>servers were cheaper to manage than Windows servers. Something to do with
>the frequency of problems/reboots/security patches.

That was mostly NT, I run alot of win2k here (plus Mandrake) and it's pretty damn stable if you know what you're doing.

>>From: "Darrell Landrum" <>
>>I'm afraid my opinion of moving from HP-UX to windows would get me
>>censored if not kicked off the list.

I like win2k, but I have to agree, *nix is more stable if you have a clue of what's going on.

>> >>> 04/24/03 03:41PM >>>
>>We are in the midst of pondering a move from HP Unix (HP/UX) to WIN2K and
>>upgrading Oracle 7.3.4 to 9iR2.

It seems to me that you'd be better off moving to Linux instead of Windows. Less retraining, keep your good uptime, lower hardware costs, what's not to like?

>>I would like opinions from people on the merits or problems with
>>supporting/administering multiple Oracle instances on WIN2K.

Windows fakes it well, but it's not a true multi-tasking system, you'll get lower performance to some extent, although since you'll be able to afford better hardware your speed may actually increase.

Chris Berry
Systems Administrator
JM Associates

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