Re: ASM extent and RAC process doubt

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 19:52:59 -0700
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Palooka wrote:
> wrote:

>> You shouldn't worry about ASM. Think of ASM as Oracle's volume
>> manager.
>> Would you ask the same question about the Linux volume manager or
>> whatever Unix volume manager?
>> I don't think so.

> Wise words, as always.
> The conceptual difficulty I have with ASM is that Oracle are very good
> at databases, but OS vendors such as IBM are pretty good at volume
> managers.
> Serious question: Which should we choose? The Unix admins are of course
> totally opposed to ASM, since they see it as encroaching on their
> territory, but of course that is to be expected.
> Palooka

ASM is far superior to all of the volume management software available on the market today when hosting Oracle databases. It uses less CPU and is far more "Oracle-aware" than any other that I have seen.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
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