Re: popular storage for ORACLE RAC

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:35:31 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 18, 2:07 pm, Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:12:18 -0700, wrote:
> > Thanks everyone for the replies.  Is it fair to say not many people are
> > using clustered file systems directly on commodity boxes as storage for
> > Oracle RAC.  For example installing Red Hat's GFS on 8 standard hp
> > servers and using the local disks as your storage for Oracle RAC?
> I did a test with GFS and was rather pleasantly surprised. GFS beats
> OCFS2 in speed because it does have caching. It is, however, rather
> exotic option and my management did not vote for that option.
> Personally, I do prefer cluster file systems over ASM because:

So when you run GFS are you using expensive SAN hardware or can you just install GFS on commodity boxes and then run Oracle RAC against that?

Ivan Received on Mon Mar 23 2009 - 18:35:31 CDT

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