Oracle Database File System (DBFS) in 11gR2…


I’ve been having a play with the DBFS functionality in 11gR2.

For the most part it is extremely simple. If you are working on Linux then it’s a really neat solution. On any other platform you are limited to using the dbfs_client tool, which is currently lacking a lot of functionality. Even so, it’s a good first step.

I am having a bit of trouble with the “/etc/fstab” mounting. I’ve included it in the article, with a warning that it isn’t working for me. If anyone has got it to work I would really appreciate some input on what I’ve got wrong. The documentation is a little sparse on this subject even with some digging around it’s proving difficult.

I’ll probably be witing another article on a different aspect of DBFS soon.



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “Oracle Database File System (DBFS) in 11gR2…”

  1. Hi.

    No. I played around with it for a while then kinda gave up. As I said in the article, the automount is not available, so the /etc/fstab is not of much interest, apart from the simpler mount syntax.

    Do you have it sorted?



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