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Donald K. Burleson

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Using this type of structure even on a RAID5 volume allows for a logical separation of files for ease in locating and controlling database files. For other platforms just alter the directory syntax; for example, on NT the /oracle0/product/oracle/9.0.1 directory becomes c:\oracle0\product\oracle\9.0.1\.

I have seen several questions posted as to why the standard says to use u01, u02, and so on for mount points. This based in old UNIX naming conventions and has little actual usefulness in modern structures. Call the mount points whatever you wish as long as it meets your requirements. I suggest using the application name, for example.


This is an excerpt by Mike Ault’s book “Oracle Administration & Management”.  If you want more current Oracle tips by Mike Ault, check out his new book “Mike Ault’s Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts” or Ault’s Oracle Scripts Download.




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