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Re: [SLUG] Oracle 9i database and samba


On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 12:15:33PM +1100, Matthew Hannigan wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:03:22AM +1100, Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> > Joel Heenan wrote:
> >> Network
> >> filesystems are not normally used for database files.
> >>
> >
> > I work for an ASP that has all of its Oracle databases (hundreds of them) 
> > mounted via NFS.  It works just fine.  The database servers are running Red 
> > Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, and the NFS mount points are NetApp filers.
>                                                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I believe NetApps are specifically supported by Oracle but not NFS
> generally. (which you touch on later in this message)
I believe the metalink articles talk about NFS being support with out
touching on a vendor

> 
> Even so this is just a convenience, it does nothing to 'share' the database
> unless you mean clustering.
> 
> Access to the database is always by an Oracle protocol e.g. bequeath, sqlnet
> or something like jdbc, never by direct access to the files.
> 
> Matt
> PS getting seriously off-topic here, I suggest following up to -chat
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