Yes, there are people out there using filers for MS SQL Server and Oracle
production databases. You raise some of the issues that need to be
addressed if you consider a NAS architecture for this purpose. If you
want to get replies from folks who are actually doing this, I would
suggest you post to the toasters newsgroup. This is a discussion group of
NetApp administrators -- it is very active and there are some very
experienced, well-informed folks out there who are not affiliated with
NetApp or a reseller (like me) who can help answer your questions. Check
out their archive at:
Post your questions to:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to find out if anyone out there is using a Network
> Appliance filer to host their SQL database(s) in a production
> environment. We are looking into this as a solution for our
> Microsoft *and* Oracle databases, but I have serious reservations
> about mounting database files across a network.
> Is anyone out there doing this? If so, what are some of the issues
> you have experienced? Problems? Success stories? Are you happy with
> the combination? Is there any danger of data corruption?
> I am also running MSCS (kinda forgot to mention that) which makes me
> even more nervous about network-attaching my databases. I have read
> the Microsoft Kbase article about Trace Flag 1807...
> Please direct all answers to the NG's.
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