Re: SQL Server for Oracle DBAs

From: Tony Rogerson <>
Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 09:39:19 +0100
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Whatever you do, don't try and apply Oracle theory and practices against a SQL Server install - the two products are very very different and have very different strategies for dealing with performance and scalability; take one - I believe in ORacle the recommend practice is to create one RAID 10 array and plonk the data on that; in SQL Server we don't do it that way - we put the logs on their own mirrored pair; we put the data on it's own RAID 10 array etc...


Tony Rogerson, SQL Server MVP
[Ramblings from the field from a SQL consultant]
[UK SQL User Community]

"NetComrade" <> wrote in message

> Anyone can recommend some links, some books?
> We support about two dozen Oracle dbs, and seems like we'll be getting
> a few SQL Servers to look into, and are just not read to hire a SQL
> DBA yet, but we'll look into outsourcing some stuff initially (and
> learn along).
> Thanks
> .......
> We run Oracle 9iR2,10gR2, 10g2RAC on RH4/RH5 and Solaris 10 (Sparc)
> We use RMAN and remote catalog for backups
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