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    Creating filesystem for oracle database

    I need to create a Filesystem for the oracle database. I am wondering if there is any specific option need to be selected. Please also confirm that when I create ext4 Filesystem type the journal will automatically created.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    An ext4 file system is journaled, so the journal should be created when the file system is initialized (formatted). As for a file system to store an Oracle database, just about any will do, although for performance you might want to use a raw partition without a file system. Oracle will happily use such and by avoiding file system overhead, it can improve I/O performance significantly.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Linux User Krendoshazin's Avatar
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    Oracle is a program just like any other, and there isn't a filesystem that cares what those programs store on it. Just pick the one that's best for you and that's that.

    Yes, ext4 automatically manages journal entries from the moment it's created. This is the same with all journaled filesystems: just format and go.

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