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The next window proposed how much space to allocate and what RAID level to use, values you can eventually change. From your answers, ASM builds a list of activities for the move. The next screen showed the list and allowed me to schedule or execute it at once.
A larger database will take longer, but in minutes I had safely moved Northwind from the local drives to the storage server. I repeated the exercise with other databases as well as with Exchange, and in every case ASM transferred my data reliably without forcing me to open the hood of my storage server.
Using similar, friendly wizards, ASM will help expand a database running out of space without even stopping its applications. And you can use ASM to allocate space on the storage server for just about any application. For example, you can create new shared folders for users’ files or a new volume for your homemade applications. ASM won’t move the data, but it will do all the dirty work of provisioning storage.
Migrating to networked storage has never been easier or more affordable than it is with HP’s ASM. If the disks in your ProLiant servers are bursting at the seams, now may be the time to take advantage of the unified storage offered by HP’s iSCSI Feature Pack.