Configuration Options

This section reviews the various ways to set up and configure a database using ASM files, manage the ASM instance, and so on, which will be useful in the forthcoming section on ASM operations titled “Performing ASM Operations.”

Automatic Storage Management is integrated into the database server. It is available in both the Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition installations. When you use Oracle Universal Installer, it will prompt you to install and configure a database using ASM or to install and configure an ASM instance without creating a database instance. When you create a database, Database Configuration Assistance (DBCA) searches for an existing ASM instance; if it does not find one, you have the option of creating ...

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