RAC clarifications

From: <debra.scarpelli_at_bell.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 15:40:43 -0500
Message-ID: <DC5DCF166F50C94AB5768C08D93377780CA8B14987_at_MBX03.bell.corp.bce.ca>

Hello all, and thanks in advance for your input on these questions.

For those of you who are familiar with RAC, in your experiences, how often are the patches (include vulnerability patches) rolling patches (i.e. no downtime) vs. non-rolling patches (downtime required)?

And if anyone is using the combination of RAC with DataGuard - do you find this truly provides a no-downtime solution in the event of hardware failure? What are the drawbacks/gottchas if any?

We're comparing a number of RDBMS solutions for a 24x365 requirement, including RAC. I've been an Oracle DBA for sometime, but not yet used RAC, so your experience is most appreciated!

Received on Thu Dec 17 2009 - 14:40:43 CST

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