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Re: -- scheduled timer process if power is off?

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:15:55 GMT
Message-ID: <fKXzc.6270$>

Andre wrote:

> Michael Austin <> wrote in message news:<LBOzc.6556$>...

>>Andre wrote:
>>>Hello all,
>>>I have a scheduled job which starts at 17:00 hours on the first day of
>>>the month. Now it is possible that on this day (if it's in the
>>>weekend) the server is not on. What is going to happen if the server
>>>is switched on one day later. Does the job run afters startup??
>>>Is the job ignored and will the job run on the first day of the next
>>>Thanks for all answers!
>>>The Netherlands
>>Does this imply that you power off the server on the weekends?? I
>>wouldn't. Most servers are designed to run 24x7.. the only time even my
>>home PC's are off is when I go on vacation or there is a power-outage
>>(and depending on which OS, how often I have to give it the MS 3-finger
> Yep. A lot of my customers are turning it of. For security reasons and
> backup for example.
> Thanks for all answers!!
> Regards,
> Anneke

If you have problems with security, run it on a real system not these MS toys. Of course I am somewhat biased, but in order of least security risks, OpenVMS, then most any UNIX. If you look at CERT security bulletins, you will see which UNIX systems are less likely to be hacked. (WRT to hackers, OpenVMS was not invited back to DEFCON (Hackers convention in Las Vegas every year) because it was virtually hack-proof.   Of all of the Windows, Linux, and other UNIX systems with over > 5000 of the best hackers, the only system not hacked during the convention was the OpenVMS box....

BTW.. OpenVMS on HP Itanium EOY04 - including Oracle 9 and (I am not sure what the schedule is for 10g)!!!

Michael Austin. Received on Wed Jun 16 2004 - 08:15:55 CDT

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