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Re: Pondering Question of the Day-RESPECT

From: Rachel Carmichael <>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 09:55:05 -0800
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have you considered changing the production passwords? They can't break what they can't access!

Set up another schema that actually OWNS the objects, then grant select etc as necessary, create synonyms etc etc...

And whatever you do.... document what's going on. When the db crashes you want to be able to show exactly why and who

Enjoy the drink!


>From: "Koivu, Lisa" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
>Subject: Pondering Question of the Day-RESPECT
>Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 07:20:24 -0800
>"Hello Oracle Guru"
>Now why is it that I get more respect on the Internet than I do in my
>workplace. ??
>How many of you have this problem? It's like an ongoing fight with
>developers, they want carte blanche in the production database, and they do
>whatever they want EVEN THOUGH I tell them NO, let's do something different
>that won't affect production. I go to the CTO because this is like the 3rd
>time this has happened, and he sends out a
>let's-be-sure-not-to-offend-anyone email. But the developer(s) will go
>ahead and do what they want ANYWAY. I'm waiting for the first user-mistake
>recovery to say STOP, I've had ENOUGH and this is how it's going to be, no
>ifs, ands or buts.
>My last job may have been a sweatshop, but at least people respected my
>authority. Here, it's a free for all no matter what I do. Even when I
>Dude, I own the database. If there's a problem, I have to fix it.
>Therefore I say what happens in production and what doesn' t happen in
>And yes, I am looking for another position. I can only take this
>dba/developer/janitor role for so long.
>I'M SO GLAD IT'S FRIDAY... Bring on the Captain Morgan! It's noon
>Lisa Rutland Koivu
>Oracle Database Administrator
>4850 North State Road 7
>Suite G104
>Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
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>C: 954.658.5849
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