RE: Do you store your archive logs in ASM managed disk space?

  • From: D'Hooge Freek <Freek.DHooge@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "peter.schauss@xxxxxxx" <peter.schauss@xxxxxxx>, "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 22:28:48 +0100


I always use the asm diskgroups to store the archived redo logs (but I only use 
ASM for rac systems, for which I find it easier to use a shared filesystem for 
the archived redo logs).

When taking backups I also backup the archived redo logs with rman.
Have you considered using the controlfile autobackup feature instead of backing 
up the controlfile yourself?


Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
email: freek.dhooge@xxxxxxxxx
tel +32(0)3 451 23 82

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Subject: Do you store your archive logs in ASM managed disk space?

I am expecting to be migrating one of my databases ot 10g sometime this
year and am considering ASM, hence the question above.  From a quick
skim of the Administrator's Guide it looks as though I could but all of
the database files including archive logs, backup control files, and (?)
rman backup files into the ASM controlled disks.

My current procedure for backing up the database is to run rman in
/nocatalog mode, force a log switch, and then backup the control file.
The backup control file is then saved with the rman files and the
necessary archive logs in case it is needed for recovery.  To do
something similar in an ASM based environment, I would have to store my
archive logs in a standard file system.  Is this the way most people
using ASM are working?

If it makes a difference, my current and probable future environment
will be Solaris.

Peter Schauss


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