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From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 2004 13:24:32 -0800
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Like I implied, we had issues running Oracle7 on Windohs NT4.0. Those "issues" were frequent ORA-600s and corruption, if I remember correctly. We moved those DBs to Unix and the problem was solved. Granted, this was Oracle7, but like I said, I see no need to spend money to re-investigate the cost and viability of Oracle on Windows when we've been running relatively fine (i.e. no corruption) since. I don't need that headache, thank you very much. My prejudice against Windohs is based solely on 15yrs of business experience as a user (and sometimes admin) of DOS, Win3.x, Winnt, and WinTuke, while also using (and often admin'ing) what I consider more competent OSs like VMS, Unix/Linux, Mac, and AmigaOS.

If it works for you, all the more power to you. I won't stake my company's data on it again.


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

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Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 1:59 PM
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Jesse wrote
> As far as "business requirements" go, we have a requirement
> for a certain amount of uptime and reliability. Oracle7 on
> Windohs could satisfy neither, and have no need to spend
> money to re-investigate this for newer versions of Oracle/Windohs.

What would that 'certain amount' be. Without trying especially hard our windows/oracle boxes have in excess of 99% availability. Or you could measure it in availability within working hours. It would be higher.

No we don't work 24/7. yes we have less than 5000 users and yes we turn over less than GBP150m per annum. For Oracle that makes us small - but then we do use std edition. For real life that makes us rather large and Windows/Oracle 8i will do fine. To be brutally honest windows/sql2000 will do fine as well.

Of course if you are still running Oracle 7 on Solaris 2 or whatever the equivalent was in 1998/9 then clearly my argument doesn't hold, but I bet you have investigated newer hardware/os and Oracle since then. If so why not windows other than the prejudice the misnaming suggests.


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