Re: Does it matter where the binaries are?

  • From: jungwolf <spatenau@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:06:39 -0600

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 14:27:41 -0800 (PST), Jeremiah Wilton
<jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Also regarding your one ORACLE_HOME idea: Upgrading involves opening
> the database and running a script, not just replacing the binaries.
> If you use one binary for all databases, then you will have to run the
> upgrade script simultaneously on all databases.  Using one set of
> toaster-mounted binaries for all the databases connected to the
> storage is just a bad idea from an availability and managability
> standpoint.  What if you have to apply a patch?  Will you shut
> everyone down for that?

Well, even if he uses one mount point for all the servers he doesn't
need to run with only one binary.  That is to say, he could install a
new, higher version ORACLE_HOME and migrate databases to it as
downtimes permit.  That gives flexibility and it seems to cut down
administration time as well.


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