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 > -- > SLUG - Sydney Linux User's Group Mailing List - http://slug.org.au/ > Subscription info and FAQs: http://slug.org.au/faq/mailinglists.html > -- I've enjoyed just about as much of this as I can stand.
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