Re: all time worst question I have been ever asked as a DBA

From: Jeremy Schneider <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:12:47 -0500
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LOL - I think this might be one of the funniest stories in the thread.

Does anyone else remember the old IBM commercial about "Keep It Simple"? It's more akin to some other stories in the thread, but well worth 52 seconds of your time... <g>


On 7/27/2011 11:29 AM, Lange, Kevin G wrote:
> In a former life, I called the help desk because I was having an issue
> with my machine connecting to our local Oracle database that I was the
> DBA on. I was prety sure it was some issue with the client but we did
> not get to admin our own PCs so I was out of luck in doing anything
> about it myself .
> The help desk actually told me to "Shut your PC down by powering it
> off. Now turn it on. When you see the OS/2 load screen, shut it
> down real fast." He told me to do this 3 times. Wondering where he
> was going with this, I did it. I was stuck without a connection
> anyway. He then told me "OK. Your machine should be fixed now. Go
> ahead and connect.". I tried. And, as I expected, the failure still
> happened.
> He next said "OK. Let me call the Subject Mater Expert I have on
> record in your location." As I was waiting for this to happen, my
> other line range. It was the Help Desk calling me about this guy who
> was having trouble connecting to our local Oracle Database.
> You think he might have noticed a simularity in the names.

+1 312-725-9249

Jeremy Schneider

Received on Fri Jul 29 2011 - 11:12:47 CDT

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