Re: Bank has Crashed

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 12:25:36 +0000
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Looks to me from the outside to be rather a case of not thinking carefully enough about what happens if the entire datacentre goes. Not just for core bank databases, but all the other 'non-critical' systems (I'd lay a pound to a penny that customer appointments was classed as non-critical). Personally by the way I think a non-IT solution is fine, it's what works and so long as people can go to a branch and get cash then that would seem to be fine.

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Howard Latham <>wrote:

> Our National; Halifax bank network has crashed for several hours now (Power
> Failure!) - Any one know what database they used - And did they have a DR
> Plan?
> As far as I know the plan is pen + paper. And ring customers who have
> appointments BUT they cant get the Phone numbers as they are on their
> computer system!
> --
> Howard A. Latham

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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