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Oracle10g Grid Computing with RAC
Chapter 5 - Preparing Shared Storage

As shown above, there are four partitions, sd1, sd2, sd3 and sd4. Next Step is to bind them as raw and change the ownership to oracle. We will take two disk partitions, sdl3 and sdl4 each of which is 4 GB in size.

[root@host-0002a dev]# raw /dev/raw/raw1 /dev/sdl3
/dev/raw/raw1:  bound to major 8, minor 179
[root@host-0002a dev]# raw /dev/raw/raw2 /dev/sdl4
/dev/raw/raw2:  bound to major 8, minor 180
> chown oracle:dba /dev/raw/raw1
> chown oracle:dba /dev/raw/raw2

Now, let us focus on starting or creating an ASM instance. First, set the ORACLE_HOME and ORACLE_SID variables. Prepare the initASM1.ora file. In our example, we'll set SID of the ASM instance as ASM1.

The above text is an excerpt from:

Oracle 10g Grid & Real Application Clusters
Oracle 10g Grid Computing with RAC
ISBN 0-9744355-4-6

by Mike Ault, Madhu Tumma


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