RE: Server failures

From: Freeman, Donald <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:33:32 -0400
Message-ID: <55264C4C0484A547B34C0B1A28E219EA18794C1229@ENHBGMBX01.PA.LCL>

I'm sure it depends but I have access to all our database servers and review server logs when something happens. Then I open a ticket if I find something. I'm sure lines of authority vary widely in the field.

Donald Freeman
Database Administrator II
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Health
Bureau of Information Technology
2150 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103<>

From: [] On Behalf Of Taylor, Chris David Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:19 AM To: ORACLE-L
Subject: Server failures

So how many of you are responsible for examining your database servers for hardware/software faults when it crashes? Not the database, but the actual machine?

We recently had a server crash that reported problems when it came back up. It has also saved a dumpfile to be examined and it reported problems during the POST routine.

Now I get this email from my DBA manager: (paraphrased)


John [pc/lan mgr] requested that we try to put our finger on what caused MachineA to failover on Saturday. I looked through the logs extensively today [uh huh] and couldn't find anything - can you look around too and see if you find anything?"


(Obviously names changed)

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood this morning....grrrr

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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