RE: 12G Desupport for Raw Devices

And I forgot the second part of my posting.....so, as people move from RAW to 
ASM, they're still going to use RAW volumes to allocate storage to ASM, right?  
Seems to me it would be pretty silly to put filesystems on all your storage, 
just so you can hand it over to ASM.

So, seems to me, Oracle will still deal w/ raw, albeit perhaps only through the 
ASM path....?

-Mark

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From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Bobak, Mark
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 11:50 AM
To: greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ORACLE-L Freelists
Subject: RE: 12G Desupport for Raw Devices

We were historically a shop that used raw, almost everywhere, going back to at 
least 7.0 days.  We have begun moving towards ASM, as we move to 10g/11g, but 
we still have much raw, mostly on 9iR2 databases, and even a couple of 8.1.7 
stragglers.....


-Mark

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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Greg Rahn
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2008 5:14 AM
To: ORACLE-L Freelists
Subject: Re: 12G Desupport for Raw Devices

Generally before something is deprecated, an alternative is
introduced.  My guess is that 11gR2 will provide something.

Do many people use raw devices for data files?  e.g. data file is
actually a raw volume
Most of the customers that I have worked with have moved from raw to ASM.


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