RE: 12G Desupport for Raw Devices

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:49:55 -0400
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We were historically a shop that used raw, almost everywhere, going back to at least 7.0 days. We have begun moving towards ASM, as we move to 10g/11g, but we still have much raw, mostly on 9iR2 databases, and even a couple of 8.1.7 stragglers.....



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From: [] On Behalf Of Greg Rahn Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 5:14 AM
To: ORACLE-L Freelists
Subject: Re: 12G Desupport for Raw Devices

Generally before something is deprecated, an alternative is introduced. My guess is that 11gR2 will provide something.

Do many people use raw devices for data files? e.g. data file is actually a raw volume
Most of the customers that I have worked with have moved from raw to ASM.


Greg Rahn

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