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RE: Global names

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 14:48:58 -0800
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Can you still create DB links between two DBs with the same global name? While we don't normally use DB links (too many links from development to production or vice versa), I seem to remember that being an issue. Then again, my memory isn't the best...


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 1:08 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: Re: Global names
> > It recently came to my attention that the DBA's where I work have
> adopted a
> > convention where the global_name of a database is the same for the
> > production, test, and development instance of that database
> (obviously,
> > they've turned off global naming in the init.ora). They've
> also set up
> the
> Oracle has stated for some time that global_names=true will
> be required
> in future versions of Oracle, and recommend that that be done now.
> Which obviously won't work if you have databases with the same global
> name.
> I personally have global_names=false, though our databases all have
> different global names.
> Having databases with the same global name is rather
> confusing. I can't
> say I've really thought through the ramifications other than that.
> > Our DBA argues that this configuration is strongly preferred by the
> majority
> > of developers since they don't have to make any changes to
> their code
> when they
> > move from development to QA and to test.
> Junior developers? If the changing the database name requires code
> changes, then
> the duhvelopers need some remedial education.
> my $0.02
> Jared

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