I am a new Oracle DBA that has been tasked with creating some single node databases for our programmers to connect to. I have never built a database, only upgraded. I will be using a Dell 610 with 10.2.0.4 software. I have been reading the install guides but cannot find a definitive answer for how to create the raw partitions. I have a SAN that I can utilize and my current db is set up with RAID 6 like so:
Disk 2 300 GB 1 Extended 300 GB and 5 logical, 100MB, 30 MB, 100 GB, 100 GB, 100 GB
Disk 3 100GB 1 Extended 100 GB and 3 logical 100 MB, 30 MB, 100 GB
Can anyone explain to me why the old DBA partitioned this way? I am not good with storage and know that I need to understand before I build new databases so I do not duplicate something that is wrong. I was reading articles that recommend SAME but would not know how to do that on the SAN.
I will be using data pump to export the database and import to the new server. I was looking at using transportable tablespaces to do this. Would you recommend that from the cluster to the standalone?
I was looking at buying the Oracle RAC pack. Will that help me if I am running Oracle on Windows? I have been Unix until now...
Thanks for any help or reading material you can provide!!