RE: Oracle Names question

From: Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR) <"Mercadante,>
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:40:48 -0500
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If I remember correctly, when you start the Onames service, it reads the Oracle database to get the tnsnames definitions and stores those in its own memory (or it could if you set it up this way). You could actually have Onames read a tnsnames file to do the same thing.

So it does not surprise me that it is still running. Does it still work? :)


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From: [] On Behalf Of Maureen English Sent: Monday, December 14, 2009 1:15 PM
Subject: Oracle Names question

We still have a few 8i databases and we use ONames resolution.

We've noticed that over the last couple of months, when we take the nameserver's database down for a backup, the nameserver process doesn't go down. Something is still using it. We haven't quite determined what's happening, but I'm wondering if it's something we need to worry about.

Since the database goes down, the database is backed up just fine. I'm not too familiar with ONames, though, so I'm not sure if the nameserver process not going down and getting restarted will cause our database backups to not be any good.

Any comments?

-- Received on Mon Dec 14 2009 - 12:40:48 CST

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