Looking to see if ZFS Storage Appliance (we are buying one . period.) can be used as the FRA for the Exadata instead of the regular +RECO DG.
Folks out there went thru' a similar thought-process? I've read that ODA can be connected to a ZFS SA for HCC & backup purposes, but wondering if there's some official document/Metalink note that says, ok Exadata can have FRA on ZFS.
Obviously, **if** we have our FRA on ZFS, it just takes a simple RMAN 'switch to copy' and avoids the pain in the neck of tape speeds.
@Andy, just to make sure we're on the same page, All my datafiles will be in +DATA DG benefiting from Exadata optimizations. I take your answer to mean that my 'switch to copy' won't benefit from the RMAN non-smart scan optimization that Enkitec gurus talk in their book (pages 44 & 295).
Simply superb. Much better than my ZFS simulator pages !
Thanks. Yes, I am aware of that...that's the only "online" piece that'll touch the FRA, so I've thought about retaining the existing +RECO DG just for the archive log dest and housing the backup in ZFS shares.
Still wondering if there's a godly doc/link/MAA wp from Oracle that says go ahead & put your Exadata FRA on ZFS.
Or, even a link that says, DON'T DO IT