RE: oracle binaries and datafiles

From: Mark W. Farnham <>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 11:13:16 -0400
Message-ID: <093001d3ca95$20673950$6135abf0$>

Point well taken.

There is some value, but not real security, in forcing a sysadmin off her meds (or simply incompletely trained) to destroy a whole mount point in that you might at least force some conscious thought and evade trivial cleanup shell scripts.

A determined agent with the requisite authority can destroy pretty much anything.


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mladen Gogala
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:24 AM
Subject: Re: oracle binaries and datafiles

The concept you described below is known as "security by obscurity". I am not a great believer.

On 03/28/2018 04:13 PM, Justin Mungal wrote:
> Tim mentioned ASM... there are many benefits to it that are mentioned
> in the documentation, but it also adds protection to your database
> from non-Oracle people. A system admin wanting to free up filesystem
> space can't delete redo1.log if it's stored somewhere he doesn't know
> how to access.

Mladen Gogala
Database Consultant
Tel: (347) 321-1217


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