Re: Oracle installation on Local disk vs. SAN

From: Rajeev Prabhakar <>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 15:32:03 -0400
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Hi Bill,

In my opinion, it would make more sense to install them locally, so that oracle home availability is not dependent upon SAN reachability(howsoever unlikely).

Plus, if by oracle on SAN install, you mean a shared copy of oracle home, in lots of operational circumstances, it would not be wise. If the purpose is simply to have a
golden copy /image for any cloning, that can be surely preserved on a SAN.

Also, the underlying premise seems to be that the database would always need a SAN. Perhaps it is true in your case, however, you need to double check any of the assumptions.


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:30 PM, William Wagman <> wrote:
> We are wondering about the pros and cons of installing Oracle on the local disk versus the SAN. All comments appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Bill Wagman
> Univ. of California at Davis
> IET Campus Data Center
> (530) 754-6208

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