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Re: Physical access to servers for maintenance

From: Jan Pruner <>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 04:55:47 -0700
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Ohhh, it works!
All you need is ... ???

(Telnet server alias telnetd)

On Wed 26. September 2001 14:45, you wrote:
> This doesn't work for NT machines, and it with Unix you cannot install
> 8.1.6 without X access.
> "Do not criticize someone until you walked a mile in their shoes, that way
> when you criticize them, you are a mile a way and have their shoes."
> Christopher R. Spence
> Oracle DBA
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> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:45 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> What's wrong with telnetting in?
> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:20 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> -- "Smith, Ron L." <>
> > Our hardware people are cracking sown on access to the computer room.
> > They have decided the DBA group can do all their work without going to
> > the server itself. This includes Unix and NT server running both Oracle
> > and SQL Server. We would have to use VNC Viewer and PC Anywhere. I am
> > trying to put together a list of things we might need to do that would
> > make remote admin difficult as well as taking longer. If you have any
> > ideas I would appreciate it.
> How about "Your Work"?
> Last time I looked it's rather hard to run svrmgrl without access to
> the command line. So long as you don't want to start or stop the
> database this probably won't have any effect.
> Checking free disk space is also simpler with "df". You can, perhaps,
> memorize the nubmber of blocks on every device and compare them to the
> free space reported by Oracle each morning.
> 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...

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