[clug] Oracle on Linux [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rousak, Boris Boris.Rousak at industry.gov.au
Tue May 8 23:54:37 GMT 2007

Thanks to everyone for replies. It has definitely given me something to
think about. I didn't realise that RAC was possible without having to
submit all disks to ASM - which in my opinion is a great thing :). I'll
give OCFS2 a go and see how well I can recover in the event of a disk
failure. Apart from that Oracle on Linux is starting to look very
viable. :)


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Subject: Re: [clug] Oracle on Linux [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Rousak, Boris wrote:
> Greetings to all,
> A quick question to collective conciseness: 
> Has anyone tried the whole Oracle on Linux thing? 
I've installed it on my FC6 laptop, but only for fun.
> And separately has anyone tried RAC?
> What was the general feeling about stability (of Oracle that is not 
> Linux :) )?
> And if RAC was used does anyone feel its an issue that the DBMS is 
> suddenly administering your disks instead of "insert favourite volume 
> manager name"? So does recovery become an issue?
RAC is Real Application Cluster, which as far as I understand it, is,
well, a clustering technology.  The bit of Oracle that does "Automatic
Storage Management" is ASM.  I don't think that RAC absolutely requires
ASM, although it does require some form of shared storage, which can be
raw, or can be a cluster file system, for which the Oracle solution is
the Oracle Cluster File System.  At work our hand waving plan is to use
Sun/Storagetek SAMFS/QFS, and OCFS is not available on Solaris anyway. 
But I am basing most of this on a few weeks of training and almost zero
experience, so take it as you will!

This is quite good:


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