RE: major blunders

From: Kevin Lidh <>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:18:08 -0600
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When I was installing 11gR1 in our production environment, it gently reminded me that Oracle recommends not having your login directory be ORACLE_BASE which is unfortunately the standard for the company I support (of course, it gives you a YES and NO button but doesn't actually ask you a question...but I digress). It reminded me that one night I was setting permissions for archive logs for an auditing tool to mine and I accidentally set the ORACLE_BASE directory to read only. Every database, listener, agent, etc. went down simultaneously. My lesson was to know where you are before you do any "global" action.
        -----Original Message-----
        On Behalf Of April Sims
        Sent: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 11:42 AM
        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?
        April Sims
        SELECT IOUG Contributing Editor 
        OCP 8i, 9i, 10g DBA
        Southern Utah University


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