RE: Oracle installation on Local disk vs. SAN

From: Sais, Gene <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 08:39:29 -0400
Message-ID: <1F5BB50762DC2048B9ADD414A336E1C5BD92DF792B_at_CLERKMAIL07.Clerk.local>

I agree. OS & Swap Mirrored on local disks. Oracle Home & Databases (shared OH) reside on SAN.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Jeremy Schneider Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 8:26 AM
Cc: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: Oracle installation on Local disk vs. SAN

Currently, we always install on the SAN. (Local disks are used for OS only.) I don't buy the argument about "what if you lose your SAN connection" -- if your datafiles are there anyway, then you won't be running the database without it. I agree with Michael about the benefit of remounting on another server - that's an advantage of having the binaries and database in the same place.


Michael Schmitt wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a performance difference between keeping
> the binaries on local disk compared to the SAN?
> One advantage of putting the Oracle Home and database on the SAN is
> that if your database server goes down, it is possible to mount all of
> those disks on a seperate server (but same OS) and start up the database

Jeremy Schneider
Chicago, IL


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