Oracle FAQ Your Portal to the Oracle Knowledge Grid

Home -> Community -> Mailing Lists -> Oracle-L -> RE: Looking for 24 X 7 Design Considerations

RE: Looking for 24 X 7 Design Considerations

From: Charlie Mengler <>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 17:28:39 -0700
Message-ID: <>

Just so folks do NOT get the wrong idea, let me clarify. Please note I said "a production" database. It is not "THE Production Database"; which is still firmly planted in V7.3.4.5. I've taken a few limited activity tablespaces up to 9i to take advantage of 8i features; such as partitioning. I, too would be hesitant to move into Production code that makes use of 9i Bleeding Edge features. However I am perfectly comfortable with moving V7 code onto a tested 9i DB. Since our tests showed a stable DB, I moved directly to 9i to avoid doing multiple upgrades over the next 6 - 12 months.

As always, YMMV, so please be sure to test until you are comfortable with 9i's stability for your situation. If your tests with 9i fail, then obviously 9i is not for you. If exhaustive tests show NO problems with 9i, then I see no reason to avoid using it; even if it is considered a DOT-ZERO release. If you upgrade without exhaustive testing, then I hope I don't own any stock in your company.

Paul Baumgartel wrote:

> I agree with you, Charlie. The fact that an Oracle release is
> relatively new doesn't mean it's riddled with bugs (although that was
> once the case); neither does the fact that it's been out for 12 months
> or so mean that there aren't any show-stoppers lurking within.
> I've made the case before that 9i should be considered more as if it
> were 8.2. Yes, it's new, and yes, you should test and verify
> carefully, but it's not as large a leap as going from Oracle7 to
> Oracle8, for example.
> Paul Baumgartel
> --- Charlie Mengler <> wrote:
> > I guess then I'm "nutso", because I have a 9i DB in production.
> > Any independently verifiable substantiation for your claim would be
> > welcomed.
> > This 9i instance has had flawless performance for the last two
> > months;
> > which
> > is how long it has been in production.
> >
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: RE: Looking for 24 X 7 Design Considerations
> > Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 12:40:18 -0800
> > From: "JOE TESTA" <>
> > Reply-To:
> > Organization: Fat City Network Services, San Diego, California
> > To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> > <>
> >
> > Anyone contemplating upgrading anything more important than a
> > sandbox
> > database to 9i is nutso. 9i is ready for development playing around
> > in
> > 6-8 months, production no earlier than 12-18 months is my
> > estimation. joe
> >

Please see the official ORACLE-L FAQ:
Author: Charlie Mengler

Fat City Network Services    -- (858) 538-5051  FAX: (858) 538-5051
San Diego, California        -- Public Internet access / Mailing Lists
To REMOVE yourself from this mailing list, send an E-Mail message
to: (note EXACT spelling of 'ListGuru') and in
the message BODY, include a line containing: UNSUB ORACLE-L
(or the name of mailing list you want to be removed from).  You may
also send the HELP command for other information (like subscribing).
Received on Mon Sep 17 2001 - 19:28:39 CDT

Original text of this message