RE: How do you feel about allowing non-DBA's on your database servers?

Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:35:03 -0400
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Maybe if you had 3 sets of servers (PROD, TEST, DEV), it would be ok to let htem work on DEV, but PROD and TEST? No way. Everything should be as clean as possible and allowing more people onto the servers just mucks it all up.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Freeman Sent: 27 July, 2009 11:31 AM
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Subject: How do you feel about allowing non-DBA's on your database servers?

So, I've got a client that is being pressured by development and support types to allow access to their database servers. They claim that it's so they can use tools like ps, sar, topas, etc.... to monitor performance and deal with support issues.

My position is that this is a huge risk and that I would want an very limited population of users (read DBA's and SYSADMIN's only) to have access to these servers.

Anyone have an opinion on this?


Robert G. Freeman
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