Re: Any comments on database/file system storage options?

From: kathy duret <>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:19:29 -0700 (PDT)
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OCFS2 should work, I have only tried it on with oracle databases and apps.

ASM is only for Oracle.

  • On Wed, 6/17/09, Andrew Kerber <> wrote:

From: Andrew Kerber <> Subject: Re: Any comments on database/file system storage options? To:
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 1:02 PM

Does Oracle say that OCFS2 wont work?  I think it will...

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM, Maureen English <> wrote:


We have 3 RHEL5 machines and are trying to decide how to correctly configure them as a clustered system that will run a variety of applications, as well as many Oracle databases.

Oracle tells us that the only options are ASM or CLVM with GFS.  Isn't ASM only for Oracle databases, though?

We are currently at release for our Oracle databases.

Any comments?

Note that we currently have these 3 machines set up with LVM2 and Oracle Clusterware, but are not running any RAC databases, just single instance databases.  The problem we've run into is in trying to resize the LUNs.

  • Maureen (not a sysadmin....)

Andrew W. Kerber

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