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Old 03-18-2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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Performance issues?


I have a Compaq server with 40 GB and 80 GB hard disks. I plan to use the machine like this:


20 GB - Windows

17 GB - Linux partitions: Boot, Swap and the "/" partition.


80 GB - Oracle Applications

What I'm wondering about is this:

Is it a good idea to have the Boot, Swap and "/" partitions on one disk, on a disk different from what I plan to use for Oracle Apps? Would there be performance issues?

Should I have Linux installed on the same hard disk as the hard disk used for Oracle Apps? (but I need 80 GB ONLY for Oracle Apps).

If this is a bad idea, what would be the most feasible solution? I need both Windows and Linux. And I need 80 GB for Oracle Apps.


Old 03-18-2004, 07:21 AM   #2
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For what I know. Linux install programs and files in different directories. It's extremaly usefull to put / and home on different partitions. This way you can rescue your program partition (even reinstall/format) without loosing files like documents, mails and music.
you've got enough with 5G for / , you can take the rest for home or maybe 2G to put temp file for ISO burning or so.
I'm no specialist in Oracle for that you can put your question in the software section if not answered here in 1/2 days.

Hopes this helps. MarcA
Old 03-18-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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If you expect to copy data between two partitions, it is far preferable to have those partitions on different disks, because otherwise the copy causes a bit of a seek-storm. Otherwise there aren't usually many (or any) noticeable performance implications.


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