Saturday, November 28, 2009

New to the "Top 5" list

A new entry to my all-time Top 5 list of bad advice I got from Oracle Support:

Oracle Support: You should distribute your log groups to multiple disks to avoid contention.
Me: But doesn't Oracle write to only one group at a time?
Oracle Support: No, we're multi-threaded.
Me: So you're telling me that Oracle writes to more than one redo log group at a time?
Oracle Support: Yes.
Me: Please close this TAR, I'll open another one.