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Understanding ASM Capacity and Reservation of Free Space in Exadata (Doc ID 1551288.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 to 18.3.0.0.0 [Release 11.2 to 18]
Oracle SuperCluster Specific Software
Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This note discusses the concepts of ASM disk group failure coverage, how to reserve free space to cover disk or cell failure in an Exadata environment, and how to determine the resulting capacity of a disk group (DG).

Scope

This applies primarily to Exadata which uses ASM for storage management.  This information is intended for architects, database, and systems administrators who will plan and manage storage in the Exadata environment.  It is believed that the concepts apply to non-Exadata environments, but the assertions in this note have not been tested in non-Exadata environments.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 Overview
 ASM redundancy types
 Failure Coverage
 Calculating Reserve Space and Disk Group Capacity
 Calculating Reserve Space for Failure Coverage
 Additional Considerations
References

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