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Re: Testing Refresh Procedure

From: Dennis Williams <oracledba.williams_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 14:49:13 -0600
Message-ID: <de807caa0603221249v377d5776k21a4e266f08264df@mail.gmail.com>


Kelley,

Is the database backed up on a regular basis? Do you trust the procedure? How recently has it been tested? Ever?
I advocate where possible, creating the test and development databases by recovering a backup. Nobody has enough time to test backups. But if you can combine it with the request to create a test or development database then you have a double winner.

Dennis Williams

On 3/21/06, Coleman, Kelley (HAC) <Kelley.Coleman_at_va.gov> wrote:
>
> Does anyone have a standard procedure for doing db refreshes that they'd
> be willing to share? I'd be going from Production down to test and
> development dbs. These were usually done by a co-worker who recently moved
> on to greener pastures. He didn't leave any desk procedures, so I've been
> winging it, but it seems like I'm making it harder than it needs to be.
>
>
>
> Should I drop relevant schemas before importing, so it's basically from
> scratch?
>
>
>
> I know the pastures guy would essentially do two imports, one just of
> table structures no rows then one just of data. Does that seem like a
> sound procedure?
>
> Kelley Coleman
> Database Administrator
> VA Health Administration Center
> Denver, Colorado
> 303-331-7521-o
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