Re: on call support when your system breaks constantly

From: Andrew Kerber <>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 14:08:13 -0500
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Sounds like He!! for DBA's. Never been there, but I have been to places that do let users run any queries in production that they want, they just couldnt do updates and deletes. That was bad enough. Start by trying to get uncontrolled data changes in production eliminated. Then go from there. I dont see how a company could run that allows anyone to update production data any time they wanted. Just auditing would be almost impossible. If the company is publicly held, it would never pass a SOX audit.

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Dba DBA <>wrote:

> I have had to carry a pager before and been on call. I have never been in a
> place where so many things break that you are up all night for a week and
> expected to come to work the next day. Users can do whatever they want in
> production so there are lock issues many times a day. Users can run whatever
> queries they want so you have long running sessions that need t be killed.
> The on call person has to monitor the application too. The
> applications(there are about 20 of them) have a crash 5-10 times/day and all
> night.
> anyone ever been in a place like this?

Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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