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OCA/OCP Oracle Database 11g All-in-One Exam Guide with CD-ROM : Exams 1Z0-051, 1Z0-052, 1Z0-053 by Bob Bryla, Roopesh Ramklass, John Watson

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CHAPTER 20Automatic Storage Management

Exam Objectives

In this chapter you will learn how to

• 053.1.1 Describe Automatic Storage Management (ASM)

• 053.1.2 Set Up Initialization Parameter Files for ASM and Database Instances

• 053.1.3 Start Up and Shut Down ASM Instances

• 053.1.4 Administer ASM Disk Groups

Automatic Storage Management, or ASM, is a facility provided with the Oracle database for managing your disks. It is an Oracle-aware logical volume manager, or LVM, that can stripe and mirror database files and recovery files across a number of physical devices. This is an area where the database administration domain overlaps with the system administration domain.

Many databases will not use ASM: they will store their files on the volumes ...

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