Re: Windows Clustering and FailSafe???

From: Palooka <>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2008 22:35:51 +0000
Message-ID: <bdpQk.34412$k42.33853@newsfe15.ams2> wrote:
> Anybody out there using Windows clustering service and Oracle Fail
> Safe running 10g or 11g? RAC is just too expensive for us so we are
> looking at this solution but we know very little about it. For one
> does it support a active/active solution where both nodes can share
> the load of one database. Or will only support a active/passive
> solution. Any input will be very helpful. Thank you.

This probably won't be of much use to you, since I know little of Windows clustering service, nor of Oracle Fail Safe. Nevertheless:

I posed a question here not long ago about using IBM HACMP (another clustering solution) with Oracle in an active/passive configuration, and received some useful answers.

In short, I think:

  1. Active/active is almost certainly out of the question without RAC.
  2. If Windoze clustering does what it ought to (switch the database disks to the (an?) other node, take over IP addresses etc.), then in theory you should be able simply to start the instance on the (an?) other node, and open the database. No need for any FailSafe. It works for us.

Palooka Received on Wed Nov 05 2008 - 16:35:51 CST

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