RE: storage and filesystems on linux (ocfs2, ASM...)

From: Uzzell, Stephan <SUzzell_at_MICROS.COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 12:36:17 +0000
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In fact, in 11g, raw is no longer an option for the OCR and voting during an install. Supported to use it if you are upgrading from 10g, but not if installing from scratch.

Stephan Uzzell

From: [] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort Sent: Monday, 13 June, 2011 17:22
Subject: Re: storage and filesystems on linux (ocfs2, ASM...)

For database files ASM is the way to go. If you are on 11g (which I'll assume you are not) you can even put the OCR and Voting disks on ASM. No need for those pesky raw devices.

If you need to share the oracle software just install it on NAS, but I'd recommend against it (again, 11g and rolling patches are actually a good way to provide more uptime).

If you need to share other files, OCFS isn't designed for that anyway, so I'd recommend against using it for that, just go with a NAS (NFS).


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