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Oracle Database Administration for Microsoft SQL Server DBAs by Michelle Malcher

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Storage Requirements

Now we need to look at where the database is going to live. There are many storage options available with hardware, configurations, and file systems, and with new hardware developments, even more options may be coming soon. However, we do want to eventually get to actually installing Oracle, so this will not be an all-inclusive discussion about storage, but enough to cover the basics.

If you don’t have enough memory in which to store the database—whether it’s SQL Server or Oracle—fast read access is great. For backing up data and applications that are heavy on the transactions, fast writing to the disk is another bonus. In designing the storage layout, striping and mirroring play a definite part. The databases need to be ...

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