EMC's SRDF vs Oracle DataGuard

From: Smith, Steven K - MSHA <Smith.Steven_at_DOL.GOV>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:52:49 -0700
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We are in the process of installing two EMC DMX-3 disk arrays. One local and one remote. (1000+ miles distant)  

We have a requirement to have the production OLTP and warehouse databases standby in the remote location. Not real time, but close.  

We are investigating the use of EMC's SRDF in place of data guard to maintain the remote Oracle environments. The main reason we are leaning this way is because the warehouse is fed from the oltp instance (materialized views) in addition to 4 or 5 outside sources. We can replicate the entire database/load/source files/etc environments and have a setup 'ready to start' with minimal modifications on our part.  

Does anyone have experience maintaining standby databases using SRDF? Is EMC selling me a bill of goods?  

Steve Smith

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Received on Wed Jan 23 2008 - 09:52:49 CST

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