Re: oracle binaries and datafiles

From: Jeffrey Beckstrom <>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:48:27 -0400
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We are coming from Windows. On Windows everything was on one drive letter (not the C drive). With the move to Linux, I was planning to put everything on one mount point since on Windows we rarely had I/O issues. Colleague is suggesting separate mount points. >>> Tim Gorman <> 3/28/18 3:43 PM >>>
> Are you migrating from Windows, or from one of the proprietary UNIX's?

If the former (Windows), then there are good reasons to separate binaries from database files, mainly having to do with growing log and trace files possibly filling the file-system and impacting the database (or OS, if you're only planning on one mount-point altogether). If the latter (UNIX), what did you do on proprietary UNIX? And why would you change? Either way, would you consider using Oracle ASM? On 3/28/18 13:34, Jeffrey Beckstrom wrote:

We are migrating to Linux. We are planning on storing the Oracle binaries and datafiles on the same mount point. Should we rethink this and separate them. The mount point points to a SAN if that matters.

Jeffrey Beckstrom
Lead Database Administrator
Information Technology Department
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 1240 W. 6th Street
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