Hi all

Just a couple of general questions:-

1) We're thinking of putting our Oracle 9i database onto a netapps nas (filer) using an iscsi connection.

2) The netapps people are suggesting that for backing up the system we put the tablespaces into backup mode for hot backup (all of them at the same time - and the way I understood things, you are supposed to backup one tablespace at a time in order to minimise risk) and then take a snapshot - we have this snapshot thingy - that supposedly makes recovery nice and easy!

Has anyone else done this sort of thing, and have they had any problems.

Any thoughts / comments would be welcome.

For information our database is not huge (its a payroll / human resources / recruitment / training system) currently its about 11 gig (and we have three instances - though only one is live / production).

Kind regards