On Jun 4, 2006, at 12:17 AM, Henry Poras wrote:
I asked our SA about this and he said that the write cache is non volatile as long as it is enabled and the backup battery system has power. This means that the write cache should be small enough to allow it to flush its contents before the battery depowers, but given this, there is nothing to worry about.
As I am still learning EMC stuff, is this true? Are there other things that can go wrong with write cache?
Jared Still wrote:
On 5/25/06, *Mark Brinsmead* <pythianbrinsmead@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:pythianbrinsmead@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
(*) Get the biggest cache you can afford. (Make sure it's *really* non-volatile. Wolfgang never mentioned what happens to your database when you lose the contents of the write cache, but *I* got a taste! And it wasn't pleasant!)
Yes, I had experience with that 2 weeks ago on a CX700. Definitely unpleasant.
EMC claimed that we should have disable the write cache prior to powering down the SAN.
I have since learned that the support tech in question was blowing smoke.
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