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How to Add Another OCFS Drive for RAC on Windows (Doc ID 229060.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Itanium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Generic Windows


To explain how to add another drive using Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS) in a Windows Real Application Clusters (RAC) environment.   


DBAs, consultants, and Oracle Support Engineers.  This note is applicable to OCFS for Windows ONLY and does NOT pertain to OCFS for Linux.


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In this Document
 Adding an OCFS Drive for Real Application Clusters on Windows
I. Preparing the Logical Drive
 II. Formatting with OCFSFORMAT Utility
 III.  Reformatting an existing OCFS drive.
 IV.  Checking Write Caching on the OCFS Drive

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