RE: datafiles on NFS?

From: Lange, Kevin <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 11:44:39 -0400
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We currently run our 9iR2 system against Netapp NAS boxes connected via NFS links. We have over 100 dbs running on that device and it is working well. The Netapp devices are great. Very good performance.

One time we were having space issues so we had to move a least used DB off to an external NAS device (i.e. like where you would normally put your backups). It was a temporary move, and the performance was really bad, but it worked for the time needed.

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[] On Behalf Of Greg Norris Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 8:18 AM
Subject: datafiles on NFS?

I've got a 9iR2 database on an AIX server which is currently experiencing some SAN problems. The SysAdmins have indicated that we need to move off the SAN for several days while they address the issue, and has suggested that we relocate the database to NFS in the interim. My preference would be a backup/restore to another server, but we unfortunately don't have any other AIX systems available, and the application has some constraints which prevent us from migrating to another OS at present.

I'm somewhat reluctant to use NFS for Oracle datafiles, largely because we simply haven't done this for any other environments, but I'm not sure that I have many options in this specific case. Is anyone doing this? If so, is there anything in particular that I should be sure to check/address?



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