RE: Oracle RAC on Win vs. Oracle on Linux

From: Mohammad Rafiq <>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:50:20 -0500
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I don't agree that Window is evil. I seen problems with Windows NT (mostly memory leak related) but after handling Oracle databases on Windows 2000 or newer version, it is quite stable. However it depends on SA of Windows server how competent they are to configure and handle Windows server.  

I am mostly supporting Oracle databases of various versions on HP, RedHat Linux and Windows and did not find serious issues with Windows 2000+ servers. Although it is not a preferred environment but due vendor requirements for their application (specially for pharmceutical industry which needs validated application/databases) we need to put Oracle databases on Windows 2000/2003 servers.  



Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:05:10 -0800
Subject: Oracle RAC on Win vs. Oracle on Linux To:

Anyone want to jump in on their preferred platform for RAC? Personally I tend to lean towards Linux for stability purposes, but I'd like your thoughts on why you prefer either platform for RAC. Specifically why would you avoid windows (other than the fact that it's evil), or would you?


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