First thing I have to say, Thanks Tim for this great idea. Tim Hall
I have to say one of my favorite features has to be the Oracle ASM.
Oracle ASM is the storage/file system where you store your data files and other database files. One of the great advantages I like is that you can add or remove disks without any downtime! To give you a great example is that a few months back I had to change the disks that our ASM was using to faster ones, we were able to add these new disks to the ASM and remove the old disks without any system outage.
A blog post I had written earlier show’s how this work’s – Adding New ASM Disks
If you don’t use ASM, I would be asking why!