Re: How many people are using ASM?

From: Noons <>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 23:36:19 +1000
Message-ID: <h9igs5$knj$>

gazzag wrote,on my timestamp of 25/09/2009 9:46 PM:

> Sadly, I'm in a Windows environment. Currently we use the file system
> with our databases but are considering using ASM for our new 11g
> databases.
> Is this something you'd recommend against, Noons?

Don't know. Haven't yet touched 11g in Windows, can't say how stable it is.

With 10g, I'd think long and hard about using ASM in that environment: the list of bug reports and fixes is quite extensive on anything outside Linux.

Call me weird but I get very nervous when bugs fixed in and .4 include expressions like "inaccessible device", "data loss", "crash" and other such.

It doesn't mean it can't be done. Just requires careful wading through lists of bug fixes in the chosen OS for the latest release, then investigation if there are backports of patches. Unfortunately we have to do this: Oracle doesn't.

However like I said: that's with 10g. 11g might well be a more stable beast. Or so I'm told. Received on Fri Sep 25 2009 - 08:36:19 CDT

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