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Re: Shutdown Abort Damages Database!

From: Joe Testa <>
Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 18:38:25 -0800
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Dan, thats just the mentality of windows users, reboot fixes everything.  The only time i have to reboot my unix boxes is when changing hardware or upgrading the OS, its not the 'normal' way to fix things on the *nix operating systems.


Straub, Dan wrote:

> >
> > oracle>uptime
> > 10:47AM up 157 days, 8:04, 3 users, load average: 1.30,
> 1.18, 0.83
> >
> > 157 days up and you want me to reboot! Never.
> >
> I not sure why there seems to be this macho thing about how long your
> system has been up without a reboot. In my experience, ANY system
> should be rebooted at least once a month just to 'clean things up'.
> Day before yesterday, I had a problem on one of our in-house
> development systems where a log switch would hang because a checkpoint
> had not finished with the previous logs (they were still ACTIVE).
> Sometimes an 'alter system checkpoint' would take care of them,
> sometimes not. If it did work, it would only do log switches until all
> were either ACTIVE or CURRENT again. Tried restarting the instance a
> couple of times. Still no go. I was getting ready to just completely
> drop the db (assuming that I had a corrupt redo log or somesuch) and
> restore from previous nights export, but decided to check the other
> instances on the box to see if they were having the same problem. Sure
> enough, they were.
> Reboot cleaned it all up. No restore necessary. I suppose that if I
> was a unix SA, I may have delved more into the unix side of things to
> try and find out what went wrong....
> Regards,
> Dan Straub
> McKesson Information Solutions
> 541-681-8278
> 4403'N 12305'W (or thereabouts)
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