I’ve been using Kickstart and network installations for a while now. I think the last time I wrote about it was in RHEL3 days (here).
Well I finally got round to having a look at PXE Network Installations, which just tags an extra bit onto the start to save you running round with boot CDs.
With the amount of installations I’ve been doing recently it’s really handy.
This morning, as I was scanning through the 11gR2 version of the Backup and Recovery User Guide and I saw the term Fast Recovery Area. My first thought was, “Isn’t that meant to be Flash Recovery Area?”. This was quickly followed by that flash (excuse the pun) of embarrassment when you think maybe it changed ages ago and you are the only person in the world that didn’t notice… 🙂
Well it seems in 11gR1 it was still called the Flash Recovery Area, but 11gR2 has replaced the word Flash with Fast. I guess the name change makes sense as the word Flash may fool people into thinking it’s just for Flashback stuff.
I’m sure in 12g it will be called the Magic Pixie Dust Recovery Area…
I finally got round to trying an NFS installation of 11gR2 RAC.
No real surprises here. It all seems a little simpler when using NFS, but it was cronically slow on my crappy kit. 🙂