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Re: Rachel - RE: 2nd DBA or ?

From: Thater, William <>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2001 07:13:40 -0700
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At 01:15 AM 9/22/2001, you wrote:
>sorry folks, this is going to be long
>comments inline

an damn good ones too.


> >
> > The MIS managers or system admins can experience
> > Oracle Support if they can't get a hold of me.
> > Unfortunately, they put a lo-jack system (cell phone)
> > on me, so I am available to them 24/7. To date, after
> > 1 and half years working for this company, none of my
> > databases have experienced any problems. I like to
> > think it's due to my expertise, or maybe I'm wrong,
> > and it's just luck.
> >
>So cynical again. And it's luck, pure dumb luck. How do you know how
>good you are if you are never called upon to show what you can do?

well i can make the claim that in the last 2 years that i have been at this job, we have not lost any data. but it's because of a large dose of luck, combined with proactive monitoring, and recovery from several crashes, both user caused and hardware caused.

does that make be a better DBA? don't know, i just do the best i can. and i don't claim it at all.

Bill "Shrek" Thater              ORACLE DBA
You gotta program like you don't need the money,
You gotta compile like you'll never get hurt,
You gotta run like there's nobody watching,
It's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work.
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up 
with a better mouse.   - James Carswell

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