Re: Oracle-Managed Files - your views
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 18:36:59 +0000
Given that you are using ASM then I see no reason to not use OMF, it makes it a lot easier if you just let Oracle do the management. When you drop a tablespace, it removes the data files for you. The only reason I would not use OMF would in fact be if the system were not using ASM, because then to spread the datafiles across disk you have to change the location where the database will put them.
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 5:32 PM, D'Hooge Freek <Freek.DHooge_at_uptime.be>wrote:
> Well, I'm using it for several databases at customer sites and I must say I
> like it.
> It makes the administration easier and gives less chance for errors. I
> especially like it for dataguard environments (no more *name_convert
> The database files are all placed on a san, so there is also no real reason
> to spread out the datafiles over various filesystems.
> As the current environment is using ASM, you are in fact already using OMF.
> So, the only difference in administration would be that you can now see your
> datafiles on the filesystem.
> Freek D'Hooge
> Oracle Database Administrator
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> From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org [oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On
> Behalf Of Tony Sequeira [tony_at_sequeira.org.uk]
> Sent: 15 December 2009 17:20
> To: Oracle List
> Subject: Oracle-Managed Files - your views
> Hi group,
> I have to move a 10g (10.2.0.3) application off a Solaris 10 machine
> (using ASM) to a Windows 2003 server (don't ask).
> The required application is only one smallish schema, so I'm going to
> pre-create a database (10.2.0.4) and use export/import.
> I'm thinking of using OMF. Does anyone here have any views on OMF. My
> research has come up with the following:
> Primary advantage seems to be management (no need to specify file
> The list of disadvantages I have found are all dismissable for this
> particular application.
> File System only - I'm OK with that
> Naming Standards - No issue for this database
> Tuning - Again no issue for this database.
> S. Anthony Sequeira
> It is bad luck to be superstitious.
> -- Andrew W. Mathis
-- Regards Pete -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Tue Dec 15 2009 - 12:36:59 CST