RE: major blunders
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 16:52:32 +0100
Some of the stupid things I have done in years gone by, only once I might add!
Don't manually NID a 9i DB while it's open and running.
Always fuser a DB file, before you rm it.
Always check the full session info of that process you are about to
Check the SID on that DB before you issue shutdown command. ( Once killed a 700 user prod DB once and on monthly reporting day just make sure the effect was complete! )
Check the server hostname before you issue "rm -rf *"
An ex-colleague once rm -rf the test DB at 2am, well he thought is was test...
It was closely followed by lots of frantic calls and a final trip to HR.
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of April Sims Sent: 07 October 2009 16:42
Subject: major blunders
Compiling a list of major blunders to avoid:
Don't use the number 8 for scripting or ORACLE_SID due to the wild card
character * above it.
Don't use rm *.*
Anyone else have some to contribute?
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