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RE: Oracle 24x7 shops and Patches-Upgrades.

From: Pande, Rajendra <>
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 16:45:30 -0500
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Couldn't have said better.

Actually there is another choice. Redefine 24x7. Get creative and show planned downtime as part of available time and include downtime as only unplanned downtime.
Bingo - 24x7

Rajendra Pande
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of August Spier
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2006 10:38 AM To:
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Subject: Re: Oracle 24x7 shops and Patches-Upgrades.


Eventually the end user will realize that there are three choices: good, fast, and cheap. He gets to pick only two.

The moral is: if you want 24X7 and five nines reliability, you need redundant hardware and network. No exceptions.



On Dec 16, 2006, at 9:22 AM, Dhimant Patel wrote:

> Hi Gurus,
> This seems very common issue but I am confronted with a requirement
> where we need to have 24x7 availability, no exceptions.
> There is no way we can have staging server (for patch testing
> before deploying on the production.) and we need to accommodate
> software upgrades without a planned downtime.
> I'm also wondering how shops having 24x7 availability addresses
> such issues?
> Since I'm focused solely on Oracle, I'm not aware if any database
> server allow patching/upgrading without bringing down the server?
> Is any mainstream database server offer such solution?
> Thanks,
> DP.


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