Re: Oracle RAC

From: Geoff Muldoon <>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:42:29 +1000
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In article <xJBnm.73931$I35.3403_at_newsfe24.ams2>, Palooka says...
> On 02/09/09 21:14, joel garry wrote:
> >
> > Then there's this:
> >
> Exactly. A student information system does not require 24*7 operation,
> rolling upgrades and 99.999% uptime. It just needs to work decently and
> reliably, and be back up within an hour or two in the event of a
> disastrous hardware failure. It rather sounds as though OP is trying to
> run before he can walk.

99% of generalisations are wrong. :-)

Where I work 24*7, rolling maintenance upgrades, 9x.xx% uptime *is* a requirement of our student system. Think web-based student self management, global campuses, e-learning integration.

But I concur with the other responses, only use RAC if it *is* a business requirement, and having the DBA skill set to maintain it is absolutely critical.

GM Received on Wed Sep 02 2009 - 18:42:29 CDT

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