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Re: Physical access to servers for maintenance

From: O'Neill, Sean <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 03:54:25 -0700
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Some comments and queries interspersed below.

>> From: Steven Lembark <>
>> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 09:18:05 -0500
>> Subject: Re: Physical access to servers for maintenance
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>>Simplest method would be to say "no we don't need it now, what is the
>>pager number of someone we can use if we do need things done?" Make
>>a point of paging them every time you need something from the shell,
>>day or night. That person will, I'm sure, be happy to compile a list
>>of the trivial things they've been forced to do that the DBA should have
>>done for themselves at 3am...

<End Snip>

Like your thinking on this Steven :)

>> From: "Thater, William" <>
>> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 10:20:42 -0400
>> Subject: Re: Physical access to servers for maintenance
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>>if the server
>>crashes and you have to restart the DB without VNC or PC Anywhere running,

>>how do you do that?

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William, I would expect the Sys Admins to restart the server. The DB(s) should subsequently come up. Am I missing something in what you wish to convey?

My conclusion based upon what I've read on this thread was that installs were raised as the primary flag for local physical access but that even this can be worked around if necessary.

So what tools are people using for "remote" administration?. Perhaps to be more specific if you're on LAN but have no phyisical access to server and then same for WAN and then over PSTN. Do you use different tools for remote admin in these different scenarios, i.e. distance and bandwidth limitations force use of different tools?.

Anyone any feedback on experiences of PocketDBA product?.

Anyone any "bad press" or gotchas about VNC?

Sean :)

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