Re: oracle 11g dataguard on Netapps

From: Joan Hsieh <>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:07:07 -0500
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Hi Matt,

Thanks for your prompt reply, what is the disadvantage to install the binary on Netapps giving that we have 250gb storage? I am thinking if primary and standby shared a same oracle home, it will save time for patching or upgrading the binary, besides, it also can take the benefit of the snapshots????

I just know little about NetApps snapshots, how it work for you? do you use it for database recovery? Do you need to script the database in hot backup mode in order to that? That's why I thought we could benefit from the shared oracle home.



Matthew Zito wrote:
> I would recommend keeping your binary installs on the local filesystem
> of your servers - NetApp is expensive storage, and it's useful to keep
> that install local.
> As far as separating volumes, you have to remember that on NetApp,
> having two separate volumes does not necessarily automatically imply
> that they are on different physical spindles. On NetApp you have
> something called an "aggregate", which is basically a RAID group (or
> multiple raid groups, potentially). Out of this aggregate, volumes are
> carved up, sharing the same physical spindles. The major advantage of
> having multiple volumes from the same aggregate is administrative - you
> can make sure that a bad actor on one volume doesn't fill up the whole
> filer.
> Also, keep in mind that since NetApp uses a copy-on-write filesystem, it
> can be useful to share a datafile and its index on the same aggregate,
> as NetApp will make sure those writes are sequential.
> For redundancy's sake, if you can spare the disk space, keep at least
> one set of redo logs, controlfiles, etc. on a separate aggregate. That
> will help protect you against a multiple disk failure scenario. Also,
> familiarize yourself with NetApp snapshots, they're very useful.
> Thanks,
> Matt
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Joan Hsieh
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 2:49 PM
> To: oracle_l
> Subject: oracle 11g dataguard on Netapps
> Hi listers,
> Our new project is creating a 11g dataguard environment on NetApps
> storage. I have the following questions like to ask;
> 1. What is the best practice of volume configuration? should we
> configure single volume for data, single volume for redo?
> 2. As oracle home, is it better to install on the local file system or
> on NetApps? If it is best on Netapps, then should the Oracle home be
> shared with primary and standby sites? Our primary and standby are on
> separate servers.
> Thanks,
> Joan
> --

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