High Availability Options

From: Pat <pat.casey_at_service-now.com>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 11:20:23 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <ac4f8b90-aaf6-4617-9387-cda80bc99b5a@59g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>

So, I've been asked to propose a HA solution for an Oracle database. My original proposal was:

Production RAC cluster in data center A
DR Database (no cluster) in data center B

I originally proposed Oracle Enterprise at both sites with dataguard being used to keep DR in synch with the prod cluster.

Naturally, that particular configuration added up to some serious money (I don't recall the details, but I think we had 20+ LU's worth of Oracle Enterprise at $40k a pop). Probably not surprisingly, the customer came back and said "dear lord, can't you give us an HA architecture for less money?"

Which brings me here. Are there any other best practises or recommended approaches for a High Availability Oracle configuration that don't rely on dataguard and Oracle Enterprise? Received on Wed May 28 2008 - 13:20:23 CDT

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