Hola Lisa, Imho, the DR requirements argument is rather strong, I would not argue against that...;-) You may find the ASM limits here: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14231/storeman.htm# sthref1706 I'll copy them for your convenience: * 63 disk groups in a storage system * 10,000 ASM disks in a storage system * 4 petabyte maximum storage for each ASM disk * 40 exabyte maximum storage for each storage system * 1 million files for each disk group * Maximum files sizes as shown in the following table: Disk Group Type Maximum File Size External redundancy 35 TB Normal redundancy 5.8 TB High redundancy 3.9 TB hth (at least a bit:-)) cu, Torsten. _____ > However, one limitation has been placed on me: the size of the files presented to ASM will be limited to 33G due to DR requirements. > I can't find the limit to the total number of files ASM can manage. The only limitation I found was that a diskgroup is limited to 10k (or > was it 1k?) files - probably more than I will manage in the next few years for this implementation. > What is the largest number of files you have in ASM (regardless of size)?