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RE: PROD without TEST

From: Cole, Bill <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 15:12:40 -0400
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Good question, David. I'm sure you'll get some pretty dire responses. I won't let that sort of thing happen here -- which is why any production instance has two partners, development and test. For our ERP, we have 10 versions of the database, only one of which is production. Our DBAs manage 40 instances. They -- and we -- couldn't be successful without having "test" instances.

A relational database is a fearsome thing. You can wrap a company around a telephone pole in a hurry if you get it wrong. It's a lot cheaper to pay for the insurance of a test database than try to repair some inadvertent damage due to the lack of one.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Lee
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 3:25 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: PROD without TEST
> Hi All,
> This is more of a survey than a question, but how many of you DBAs out
> there who are administering production databases that don't have a test
> database to go with it?
> We are a new but rapidly changing shop and we have a bunch of small
> to medium size databases that are running without a test database. This
> makes DBA tasks like upgrade more difficult. I am having a hard time
> trying
> to get the management to allocate the resources for this. I wonder how
> other
> DBAs are doing to deal with situations like this.
> David
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