Why I’m still not using ASMPosted: June 15, 2007
Its simple: ASM scares me.
Every DBA knows that databases cannot be trusted: They hang, they crash, they get corrupted, they can use up all the cpu and generally speaking they can make our life difficult. File systems on the other hand, are quite harmless and most of the time they behave themselves and don’t cause issues.
So putting the file system on the database? Replacing the simple and stable system with a complex and jittery one? It never sounded like a good idea, and nothing Oracle said convinced me otherwise.
Today, I ran into a post that made me happy, because I like having my prejudices validated. Here’s the relevant quote:
” The instances won’t come up again and error ORA-01261 was reported when trying to startup a single instance from sqlplus.
So, i ended up with a bad SPFILE on an ASM diskgroup, that you cannot change unless the db is running! ”