NFS needs a name change…June 18th, 2007 — ddelmoli
So, after being asked if I wanted my databases mounted over NFS, and replying “no”, and then being educated on today’s NFS performance and attributes (thanks to Kevin and Jeremy), I’ve decided that NFS needs a name change.
You see, my “recollection” of NFS resides along side Yellow Pages/NIS/NIS+ in my brain (probably somewhere around NFS versions 2 & 3).
From what I’ve seen, heard and read about NFS version 4, it really isn’t the same as it was back then.
So, who has a good idea for a new name for NFS? How about Peformant, Rapid, On-Demand, File System (PROFS)? Wait…., no…., PROFS means something else…..
Oddly, back when I was playing with NFS, I was working with a client trying to come up with a way to make $ORACLE_HOME read-only, and mountable via NFS so we didn’t need to install the s/w everywhere. Just mount the app directory and create the database. All of the network/admin stuff put a damper on that plan. But it’s always been a pet project of mine to make $ORACLE_HOME read-only. I still think it’s a good idea. I think it’s the one remaining hole in OFA….