Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Case of Missing Utility

Recently, I’ve asked to help a client who was having doubts about their backup strategy. The client was considering image backup of database which would be constantly recovered and backed up to tape on the daily basis, by using “backup … Continue reading

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ASM, block devices and SCSI emulation.

Quite recently, I learned that Oracle ASM is now supporting blockdevices. The whole process is described here: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e17212/storage.htm#CDEBFDEH This deserves few additional observations. The main engine that enablesone to add block devices to SCSI is udev. Essentially, one creates SCSIdevices … Continue reading

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