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Oracle® Database 10g Insider Solutions by Richard Stroupe, John Kanagaraj, Arun Kumar R.

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Automatic Storage Management for Cluster Management

As you learned in Chapter 4, Oracle 10g now ships its own volume manager with the introduction of Automatic Storage Management, or ASM. ASM was designed to ease the tasks associated with database administration by automatically distributing and rebalancing files across all available raw devices within the ASM disk group. ASM offers a unique alternative for supporting the physical requirements of RAC by combining Oracle-managed files and volume-management technology, all within a shared cluster environment. This new concept offers RAC DBAs the opportunity to create Oracle data files in a self-managing and automatically stripped and mirrored clustered environment. By using ASM with RAC, DBAs can ...

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