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Re: Oracle on VMS?

From: Paul Baumgartel <>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:59:31 -0500
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Actually, the argument is being made by the data center people because a major back-end system already runs on VMS. We currently run Oracle on Windows and want to move to RAC, which to me means Linux; the data center would prefer that we not introduce another OS. I agree about stability, and the OS expertise exists in the data center, but I think the availability and support issues will carry the day. BTW, Oracle10g is still not available for VMS.

Thanks for your 2 cents!


On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:21:34 -0500, Mercadante, Thomas F <> wrote:
> Paul,
> Unfortunately (for your argument), you probably will not get any firestorm
> stories about running Oracle on VMS. It is, by far, the most stable
> platform anywhere today.
> But for your argument, you can simply argue market share and software
> availability. VMS is probably one of the last ports that Oracle releases to
> - but (according to them) only by at most a month.
> How about arguing that supporting another operating system is not cost
> effective. If all of your sys admins are linux-based, then the cost to
> train everyone in VMS would mean it's a bad idea. Probably too late for
> this discussion.
> Not much help - sorry.
> Tom
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Baumgartel []
> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 5:47 PM
> To: Oracle-L (E-mail)
> Subject: Oracle on VMS?
> I'm soliciting backup for a recommendation NOT to migrate our
> Oracle10g databases to a VMS cluster that our parent company is
> installing in a new data center. I'm thoroughly convinced that it's
> not the way to go (I'm planning to use RAC on Linux), but the more
> ammunition I have, the better. Do we have any VMS users who can
> relate their experiences regarding release availability, technical
> resources at Oracle, etc.? On the flip side, do we have anyone on the
> list who has chosen VMS for a new Oracle deployment?
> Thanks,
> --
> Paul Baumgartel
> --

Paul Baumgartel
Received on Thu Mar 31 2005 - 09:03:16 CST

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