Re: Autoextend or not?

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Guillermo Alan Bort
<cicciuxdba@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> So,
>
>   We have a debate going on about allowing databases with datafiles
> with autoextend on... anybody has any input on this? any experience?
>
> My side: I don't like autoextend, I can't trust the unix team to do
> their job and I can't allow for a datafile to fill up the FS. Then
> again, I can't trust monitoring tools to do their job, so autoextend
> *could* save the day.
>

At first I didn't like the autoextend idea.

It grew on me however as I have to spend less time thinking about space.

Most servers are now oversubscribed for storage on their respective servers,
we keep an eye on disk space and don't worry about it much.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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