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ODA (Oracle Database Appliance): External Storage (read/write) Support (Doc ID 1445253.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 17, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


ODA with database files stored on an external NFS file server for both read and write operations.


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In this Document
 Main Content
 ODA (Oracle Database Appliance): External Storage (read/write) Support
 Frequently Asked Questions
 1.Q: Does this differentiate the Oracle Database Appliance from an Oracle Database running on a 3rd-party server?
 2.Q: Is there an approved list of NFS servers I can use with the Oracle Database Appliance?
 3.Q: Do I use ASM with the NFS-attached storage?
 4.Q: Can I have some of their database files on internal ODA storage, and some on NFS-attached storage?
 5.Q: Can I create an ASM diskgroup that spans the local storage and the NFS storage?
 6.Q: Will I be required to patch their storage sub-system separately or will the ODA patching process take care of the NFS server?
 7.Q: If I put critical business data on an NFS filer and the server is down, what happens?
 8.Q: if I put non-critical archive data on an NFS filer, can I configure it so a failure to the filer won't affect my database?
 9.Q: What NIC in the ODA should I use to connect to NFS-attached storage?
 10.Q: What mount options should I use?
 11.Q: What is Direct NFS (dNFS)?
 12.Q: Should I used the native OS client or dNFS to connect to my NFS Filer?
 13.Q: How do I configure and use dNFS?
 14.Q: How should I distribute my data between the local storage and the NFS filer?
 15.Q: I have tables containing both hot and cold data. How can I move just the cold data to the filer without affecting the application which expects everything in one table?
 16.Q: Is there a limit to the amount of data I can store on the NFS Filer?

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