RE: Disk solution for the small Oracle shop....shared disk space options for Linux servers???

"Tape"
Is expensive.
Is a hassle...admin intensive.
Breaks and fails often.
Not simple to add to existing non TAPE environment.
Needs additional software and license.
Requires client "agents" (for Oracle).
Would require direct connection to each server, additional tapes servers, or 
additional network.

I have used tape for big clients very successfully in the past but often didn't 
go a week without some level of administrative time (fixing-redoing).  Even had 
dedicated SA support for the tape subsystem.

Thanks, but no thanks on tape.

Chris


-----Original Message-----
From: Allen, Brandon [mailto:Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tue 8/9/2005 12:22 PM
To: Marquez, Chris; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Disk solution for the small Oracle shop....shared disk space 
options for Linux servers???
 
Why not just backup straight to tape and then it sounds like you won't need 
that disk space at all?
 

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On 
Behalf Of Marquez, Chris
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 8:46 AM
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Disk solution for the small Oracle shop....shared disk space options 
for Linux servers???




What we want to do/do not to with the space;
 - Share the disk space among 4 db servers
 - Will *NOT* put Oracle datafiles on this space
 - Put RMAN backups on this space
 - Maybe have 2nd ARCH DEST on this space
 - Maybe backup to tape from this space




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