Cloning Oracle Database on ASM with Pure FlashArray on to same host

A lot of customers have requested the steps to clone an Oracle database on ASM hosted on Pure FlashArray, on to the same database host like cloning QA database into DEV on the same host. The problem is, cloning an ASM lun and mounting it onto the same host would result in two luns with …

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Oracle Database cloning using VVols

Update (Aug 9th 2017): The Purity version with VVols integration is available starting 5.0 which is in beta currently.  Check out our support website (support.purestorage.com) for Purity 5.0 availability. There has been lot of talks about VVols and how the storage vendors are implementing it.  I am not a VMware vExpert and this blog post …

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Cloning LVM volumes using Pure FlashRecover Snapshots

As explained in my earlier post Pure FlashRecover Snapshots is one of the most used features within Purity by our customers who use these snapshots to clone their databases.  In case of filesystems, the volumes that are cloned may even be part of LVM (Logical Volume Manager). In Linux world, when volume(s) part of LVM is …

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Extending (root) volume on LVM on Pure FlashArray

My earlier post Online resizing of Oracle volumes on Pure FlashArray was focused on resizing Pure FlashArray volumes that were mounted directly or through Oracle ASM.  What if the volume is part of LVM and you wanted to extend the size of a logical volume? Disclaimer: Even though the following sequence of steps were validated in …

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