RE: Oracle RAC on Win vs. Oracle on Linux

  • From: Mohammad Rafiq <rafiq9857@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>, oracle list <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 20:50:20 -0500



I don't agree that Window is evil. I seen problems with Windows NT (mostly 
memory leak related)  but after handling Oracle databases on Windows 2000 or 
newer version, it is quite stable. However it depends on SA of Windows server 
how competent they are to configure and handle Windows server.


I am mostly supporting Oracle databases of various versions on HP, RedHat Linux 
and Windows and did not find serious issues with Windows 2000+ servers. 
Although it is not a preferred environment but due vendor requirements for 
their application (specially for pharmceutical industry which needs validated 
application/databases) we need to put Oracle databases on Windows 2000/2003 






Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:05:10 -0800
From: robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Oracle RAC on Win vs. Oracle on Linux
To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anyone want to jump in on their preferred platform for RAC? Personally I tend 
to lean towards Linux for stability purposes, but I'd like your thoughts on why 
you prefer either platform for RAC. Specifically why would you avoid windows 
(other than the fact that it's evil), or would you?


 Robert G. Freeman
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