Are you going to be using your Netapp as an NFS server or as a Fibre Channel/iSCSI server? I saw you have FCP licensed, but I just wanted to be clear about how you were going to use it. What model filers are you getting? The snapshots and flexclone technology is ever so much cooler with NFS.... Matt ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian Lucas Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 3:52 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Oracle and NetApp We are in the process of putting a new environment in, complete with new servers, fabric switches, and an HA NetApp cluster. Oracle 10g RAC will run in this environment on 2 physical nodes and we want to take advantage of the NetApp filer's ability to clone databases and open them up as new instances (including ASM instances). Does anyone have something like this in their current environment? If so, is the clone process overly complex? We are not licensed for their SnapManager for Oracle tool but we do have FlexClone, SnapRestore, and the FCP protocol licensed.