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ECC memory for database

19-11-2012, 12:37
Hi Shimon,

While Myatu is correct that our Private Cloud hosts have ECC memory, this does not translate to the VM's or Instances:

# dmidecode --type 16
# dmidecode 2.11
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x003A, DMI type 16, 15 bytes
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 256 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 15

This is from a Public Cloud Instance, so unfortunately this may not suit your requirements, you should still benefit from the ECC though, but you may not be able to run applications that require ECC as the VM can't see it.

18-11-2012, 19:24
Thanks! Could any of the staff confirm this? If so, cloud here I come!

Are we still waiting for the 2013 update to the public cloud?

18-11-2012, 16:21
Actually, come to think of it, OVH's Public Cloud is based on its Private Cloud offerings. The hosts have ECC memory (see

So you could get a Public Cloud instance and use that, though I don't think it will report any ECC-related data in the logs.

18-11-2012, 07:42
Yeah but in the OVH DC.

17-11-2012, 16:22
Is Xeround something that would fit your needs?

17-11-2012, 13:27
Does OVH want to sell databases on servers with ECC memory? I'm after ECC for HA purposes and the cheapest ECC server is 130 euro and a bit of an overkill for what I need.

If not is anyone in the OVH datacentres in the business of reselling databases?