RE: Server failures

From: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:33:47 -0400
Message-ID: <ABB9D76E187C5146AB5683F5A07336FFE092FB@EXCNYSM0A1AJ.nysemail.nyenet>


Why would you not want to take a cursory look around? It could be as simple as looking at the alert logs and saying "Oracle did not report any problems" and then kick it up to the SA's. I know I would do it.


[] 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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