RE: ACFS for Database Files

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Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:57:20 -0500
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Interesting thought… I did think about this a bit

Thought 1 – I doubt that ACFS in its pure form will be what will end up for DB files. It will have to be some form of ASM which is what sort of even cloudFS ends up using.

I am also unsure if ACFS by itself will provide for all the bells and whistles including rebalancing, data distribution across disks etc that ASM does.

Till that happens it seems premature to use ACFS directly for DB files  

Maybe I misunderstand the question  

From: [] On Behalf Of Niall Litchfield Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 9:47 AM To: ORACLE-L
Subject: ACFS for Database Files  

One of the things I'm mulling over right now is the use of ACFS to host database files - it seems likely that this is where database files will end up in some future database version. One of the things I'm interested in is how many others are considering the same move. I've therefore created a simple survey (2 questions, 1 optional) and would be grateful if you could take a few seconds to fill it in. As per usual when I've got a reasonable number of responses I'll share the results.  


Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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