Re: What would you do with 8 disks?

  • From: dave <>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 13:23:20 -0400

Thanks for all of the feedback, much appreciated.  Basically this
server will be for an E-Business Suite environment.  The hardware was
purchased before I started with the company and its max capacity is 8

Its an HP blade but I don't have the exact specs with me at the
moment.   RAID was setup via the hardware and it doesn't provide you
with alot of options.  ie, you can't set stripe width, etc.  As for
how many iops, I haven't been told but there won't be that many
concurrent users, maybe 20.   The hardware has been bought tho, so the
only thing in my control is how to setup these 8 disks.

 For some testing purposes (application not storage) I have it
formatted as mentioned in my first email.

"I was thinking maybe RAID 5 (3 disks) for the OS, software and
backups.   RAID 10 (4 disks + 1 hot spare) for the database files."

Jeremy mentioned Orion and i'm hoping to have time to give that a try,
if I do, i'll be sure to post the results.

Given the feedback i'll either leave it as is, or remote the RAID 10
and change it to RAID 5.

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