Re: Oracle RAC

From: Noons <>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:13:41 +1000
Message-ID: <h7o82o$3sa$>

Jim Watts wrote,on my timestamp of 2/09/2009 11:24 PM:
> We are going to be implementing a new Student Information System which will be
> using Oracle 11G for the database. We are looking at RAC and are
> interested what some of the gotachs. What are some of the things that can not
> be done if using RAC versus not RAC (as in software updates and such). I have
> read through some of the documentation but over the years have learned to it
> does not always tell you everything. I have gone through a few forums and
> news groups but it is all running together at this point.
> Any information and insight is greatly appreciated.

In another post you mention you'll be using Windows servers. If so, I'd strongly discourage you from using RAC. RAC works well in Unix environments, with particular relevance to Linux. In Windows? I wouldn't be game to even try!

Besides: if this is your first Oracle implementation and it is just a student tracking system, why do you think you need it? RAC is designed for high availability in high volume systems. A student information system hardly qualifies as such and there are much cheaper options. Dataguard or any of a myriad other approaches would be a lot simpler and cheaper to implement.

But if you like living on the bleeding edge, be my gueast: go ahead and implement RAC on Windows for your first Oracle database. I'd also update your resume if I were you... Received on Thu Sep 03 2009 - 06:13:41 CDT

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