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Announcing XFS Support for Oracle Linux

The Oracle Linux team is pleased to announce a new offer for
our customers with Premier Support subscription using Oracle Linux 6.  We
have had many requests to provide a supported option for the XFS file system on
Oracle Linux and effective today customers with Premier Support subscriptions
using Oracle Linux 6 will receive XFS support, at no additional charge! 
The XFS filesystem is a journaling file system known for high-performance and
scalability.   With fast transactions, extreme scalability and near native
I/O performance, it is easy to understand the popularity of this versatile
filesystem.  XFS support is offered on the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
Release 2 and also with the Red Hat compatible kernel.  We are excited
about this new offer and the great news is, most of the features are already
available on your system today.  Install the RPM package  'xfsprogs' from ULN using the command  'yum install xfsprogs', which provides utilities for managing XFS and you will be ready to create and deploy. 

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  • martin brambley Monday, April 22, 2013


    what fs do oracle recommend for datafiles now then out of XFS and EXT where ASM is not an option?


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