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RE: Active/Passive "high availability"

From: Smith, Steven K - MSHA <Smith.Steven_at_DOL.GOV>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 15:54:28 -0600
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Nah - just use a shared disk array such as a NAS and make sure that you have all the /dbs files (spfile, PW files, etc), redo, controlfile and the executables are all at the same patch level. Make sure that you have the same mount points and privs right on both machines.

Just make sure that you don't start them both at the same time.

We just used this method this week to move 3 test environments from 1 server to a second one.

Steve Smith
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Kerber, Andrew W. Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:58 PM
To:; Subject: RE: Active/Passive "high availability"

I believe this sounds like oracle dataguard or serviceguard. Probably needs a special license.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Schauss, Peter Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 3:25 PM
Subject: Active/Passive "high availability"

My manager is proposing to cluster two Solaris 5.9 servers in order to create a "high availability" solution. At this stage he is a bit unclear as to what software he would be using for the cluster, but he does not envision purchasing any additional licenses from Oracle. Our Oracle version is

His idea is to have an Oracle instance running on one box and a second Oracle home on the second box, but not running. In the event of a failure on the active box, we would start the Oracle instance on the other one to minimize down time.

Aside from my questions about what this configuration actually accomplishes, my concerns would be:

Peter Schauss


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