OFA - Optimal Flexible Architecture - Do you really use it

From: Brian Sakach <Brian.Sakach_at_DaytonOH.NCR.COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 18:56:50 GMT
Message-ID: <Brian.Sakach.1.000DF2EB_at_DaytonOH.NCR.COM>

I was reading Oracle's "Oracle for Unix - Performance Tuning Tips" when I ran upon the OFA rules for the first time. I agree that file systems can be designed for ease of administration and growth but I'd like to know what the real world thinks. For instance, depositing software ($ORACLE_HOME) in /u03/home/dba/oracle/product /7.0.13/... seems a bit too much. Likewise, for initSID*.ora's, they specify /u03/home/dba/oracle/admin/SID*/pfile as a suggested home directory.

I could live with their recommendations but some real world examples or lists of specific advantages would make it easier to swallow. Especially since I received this booklet months after our databases were built and not a word of OFA was mentioned in the 500 page installation manual. ;-)
** Brian.Sakach_at_DaytonOH.NCR.COM ** Received on Tue Dec 07 1993 - 19:56:50 CET

Original text of this message