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Re: DBA Checklist

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 17:18:32 -0700 (PDT)
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One of the most important things to monitor is the quantity and quality of the beer in the fridge.

DBA's have been known to make heavy use of this tool to make it through the a weekend of oncall activity.

Pseudo code: ( recode in your favorite language )


        goto fridge

        open door

	if ! fridge_full_of_beer
		goto store
		buy more beer
		fill fridge
		remove beer
		drink beer
	end if

goto top of loop

This can be run as a background task, providing you have a notebook computer with a wireless LAN connection and some of the less important tools in the standard DBA collection.

Among the *important* tools in the collection:

 Red Hook
 Deschutes Brewery
 Filson (sp? )
 Dos Equis
 Tres Equis ( this will stimulate you during a late night session )  Bridgeport Brewery

There are other inconsequential tools in the DBA's toolbox that we need not bother with here.


On Mon, 26 Jun 2000 wrote:

> Guys,
> I know this has been covered before, but I cleared out my archive, and now have no listing of it. I would be interested in getting your feedback as to the tasks a DBA should have to perform on a daily/weekly/monthly basis. Things that should be monitore
d in background, or checked hourly etc. etc.
> Do any of you have schedules that you follow daily? It is a bit of a wide and varied question I know, and a lot of you do have varied task to perform depending on your roles. The aspect I am looking in from is on a Production DBA side.
> Any insight is greatly appreciated. I will put together a list of things you guys feel should be monitored/managed and post it back to the list/web.
> Thanks in Advance
> Mark
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Jared Still
Certified Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist ;-) Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Received on Mon Jun 26 2000 - 19:18:32 CDT

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