Re: How would you layout the files?

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:07:07 -0600
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I would say you are back to the old fashioned options. Dont raid the remaining drives, you dont have enough drives for that. Mirror the redo, control files, and archive logs, then distrbute everything else the best you can. Put the undo on drive that otherwise has very little activity

On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Brian <> wrote:

> Say you have a client that for political reasons only bought 1 single
> server with 6 internal disks (the first 2 of which are RAID-1'd for the OS).
> Because you cannot apply any reasonable sense that the client should really
> look for better server/storage options (i.e., change the client's mind), how
> would you install Oracle 10g Enterprise Release 2? The underlying OS is
> Windows 2003 Enterprise Server 64-bit and the hardware is Dell PowerEdge
> 2950 with 8GB RAM. The disks are 15K 160GB disks. The actual db size is
> 100GB with about 100 end users and a peak redo rate of less than
> 100K/second. Again, you cannot tell the client to purchase new storage or a
> better server. So working with what you have, how would you RAID the
> remaining disks and layout the Oracle binaries, controlfiles, redo logs,
> archive logs (yes, archiving will be enabled), and datafiles? RAID options
> to RAID-10 are available. Emails offering RAID-5 solutions will be
> auto-deleted. :)
> Looking forward to the discussion,
> Brian

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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