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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Visit us at Oracle Openworld

Oracle Openworld 2016 is upon us and Pure Storage is participating this year.  Visit us at booth #1332 at Moscone South and learn more about how you can simplify your database operations using Pure Storage FlashArray. http://www.purestorage.com/company/events/oracle_open_world.html

Oracle Database cloning on Pure FlashArray – Part 1

Cloning an Oracle database whether it is on bare metal or virtual servers are breeze with Pure Storage’s FlashRecover snapshots. FlashRecover Snapshots are crash-consistent snapshots and as such it meets the requirements laid out by Oracle (MOS: ID 604683.1). Following are some of the Oracle database environment types we see in our customers; 1) Oracle …

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FlashRecover Snapshot

One of the key feature of Pure Storage FlashArray that is heavily used by most of the database customers is FlashRecover Snapshot.  Snapshot is a key part of the data protection services offered by all modern Storage vendors and Pure Storage has taken into next level with its implementation. Storage Snapshot is the point in …

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IO Plumbing tests with FIO

Flexible IO tester aka FIO is a open-source synthetic benchmark tool initially developed by Jens Axboe and now updated by various developers.   FIO can generate various IO type workloads be it sequential reads or random writes, synchronous or asynchronous, based on the options provided by the user.  FIO provides various global options through which different …

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