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Using ZFS Storage Appliance with Exadata: Match Made in Heaven


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Many Oracle shops that use Exadata Database Machines (DBMs) face a common dilemma when it comes to additional storage options for their Exadata environments, especially for backup and recovery of their largest databases. Oracle DBAs need a cost-effective storage option that can be used not only for backups, but also to aid in reducing database administration work. While local Exadata storage can certainly be used to host backup storage, if you have multiple Exadata DBMs hosting databases in the terabyte range, it can be an expensive solution and a waste of valuable on-platform storage. This article gives a deep dive into use cases, including configuration details and best practices to help protect mission-critical data that resides on your Exadata DBMs.


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