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  1. #1
    Join Date
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    Question

    hello all,
    i 'm using 8.04 nt on nt4 WS i try to use a network drive for my database files and i get and os error message
    note the drive i want to use on the network is also a nt WS and not a server

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Hi,
    What exactly the OS error u getting??
    You can try this!!
    1.Did you map that machine to any drive(e,f,g etc) in ur machine.
    2.If you are mapped do you have the write permissions on the destination.

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    It doesn't matter whether you map the drive or not, whether you have permitions on the network drive or not. Oracle simply doesn't accept network-maped drives as being capable of storing database files.

    I don't know NT (or Oracle's) internals enough to tell you the exact reason, but frankly I don't blame Oracle to refuse network drives as hosts for database files - there are just to many possibilities that something might go wrong with maped drives, IMHO the whole concept is simply to risky for RDBMS.
    Jurij Modic
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