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Pro Ora cle Database 10g RAC on Linux Installation, Administration, and Performance by Steve Shaw, Julian Dyke

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Chapter 7. Storage

In this chapter, we cover the aspects of storage input/output (I/O) relating to RAC. In the context of RAC, I/O relates to the reads and writes performed on a disk subsystem irrespective of the protocols used. The term storage encompasses all aspects relating to this I/O that enable communication of the server serving as the RAC node with nonvolatile disk. In Chapter 6, we discussed the implementation of I/O on the server itself in the context of networking, and this chapter presents the fundamentals of connecting the server to disk, along with example implementations of some of the most popular storage options available.

As we introduced in Chapter 1, an important basic concept is that the storage required for a professional ...

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