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RE: DBA tasks

From: John Flack <>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 05:34:25 -0800
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I had one like that:
I created a database under our 7.1.6, because "We need an Oracle database for development." "When?" "Yesterday!" I gave them usernames and passwords and made sure that TNSNAMES was configured. In monitoring a few weeks later, I noticed no activity, so I asked them, "That database you wanted right away isn't being used, is there a problem." "No problem, we just had a delay, we're going to be starting any day now." Two years later, I was upgrading some databases to 8. The database had still not been used, other than a few objects created. "Should I upgrade this database?", I asked. "Oh no, don't bother, we're not using it." "Can I delete it?" "No, please keep it around. We're going to need it anytime now." A year later, I backed it up with export to tape, in case I ever wanted it back, and deleted it (along with Oracle home for 7.1.6). Five years later, I don't think anyone ever noticed that it was gone. The tape is in a drawer somewhere. Most troublefree database I've ever had.

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Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 4:15 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

Patrice --

Come on! If you don't install any software, you don't have to fight all those fires. Oh, and if you have no activity on the database, that sucker just flies. Combine the two, and you don't have to work 45 hours a week.



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