RE: Server failures
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 09:33:47 -0400
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.
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] 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
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Email: chris.taylor_at_ingrambarge.comReceived on Tue Sep 30 2008 - 08:33:47 CDT