Re: Oracle installation on Local disk vs. SAN

From: Adam Musch <>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 14:49:58 -0500
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I'd have thought the patching issues alone, especially in a multi-vendor environment, would be a sufficiently large technical hurdle. I consider it a best practice that each independent application, if not each independent database, requires it's own Oracle stack to eliminate operational friction as well as the technical risk regarding patching.


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Joey D'Antoni <> wrote:

> Bill,
> I don't have too much to add (I've done it both ways and not noticed much
> difference).
> However, at IOUG we were discussing the possibility of just having one set
> of Oracle binary installs running on an NFS mount and shared betweeen
> servers. There would have to be some symbolic links created for network
> parameter and control files, but provisioning time for new machines would be
> greatly reduced. Additionally, in a bigger environment, you could save a
> reasonable amount of storage.
> I know there are some process issues (patching, versioning) with this, but
> does anyone see any large technical hurdles?
> Joe D'Antoni
> Synthes USA
> ------------------------------
> *From:* William Wagman <>
> *To:* Oracle-L Freelists <c>
> *Sent:* Thursday, May 14, 2009 2:30:18 PM
> *Subject:* Oracle installation on Local disk vs. SAN
> Greetings,
> We have just purchased a new very large SAN to which we will be migrating
> several databases. There are also two new servers which will be connected to
> this SAN. We will be running RHEL5 and Oracle 11g. We are in the midst of a
> discussion with the system administrator who wants us to install Oracle on
> the SAN rather than the local disk on the new server. We, the DBAs would
> like to have it installed on the local disk, of which there is plenty.
> 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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