Part III describes how to use the Oracle-managed files and Automatic Storage Management features to simplify management of your database files.
You use the Oracle-managed files feature to specify file system directories in which Oracle automatically creates and manages files for you at the database object level. For example, you need only specify that you want to create a tablespace, you do not need to specify the
DATAFILE clause. This feature works well with a logical volume manager (LVM).
Automatic Storage Management provides a logical volume manager that is integrated into the Oracle database and eliminates the need for you to purchase a third party product. Oracle creates Oracle-managed files within "disk groups" that you specify and provides redundancy and striping.
This part contains the following chapters: