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RE: To autostart database or not?

From: Kerber, Andrew W. <>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 15:10:36 -0500
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Its not a bad decision, because if you lose the maintenance window you will never get it back, no matter how desparate the need for maintenance.

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Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:53 PM
To:;;; Subject: RE: To autostart database or not?

It was not necessarily needed even then, but the decision was made to continue an age old convention at that time so as to keep a long standing window for maintenance :) The tradition began over 10 years ago, I have been gone for about 1/2 a decade now.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

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From: Allen, Brandon [] Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:40 PM
To: Patterson, Joel;;;
Subject: RE: To autostart database or not?

I agree - I like to have a DBA involved to check things out whenever the host and/or instance is restarted. We've got about 10 unix (AIX & HPUX) boxes and none of them has ever crashed in over 8 years. Why would you do weekly reboots on a Unix box?  

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In one previous shop, unix shutdown every Sunday anyway, so it was coded to only autostart on that day.... perhaps that was at that time one reason the unix box rarely crashed... if ever.

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