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Re: command line vs grid control

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Thu, 05 Jul 2007 06:43:28 -0700
Message-ID: <> wrote:
> On Jul 5, 12:08 am, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>> Waking up all night long and sniffing the air might be considered by
>> some less expensive than buying a smoke alarm.
>> I understand your point but to me it is the point of a dinosaur.

> Well, your advice is to throw out all the scripts and get on to grid
> control.
> My advice is, if you have money (and the size of your environment
> warrants this), get grid control; otherwise use database control plus
> scripts. If your scripts cover your requirements, nothing's wrong with
> keeping them. I think my position is more balanced and practical so
> I'll stick to it.

Given that it isn't your money and it isn't your data ... it belongs to your employer ... I would bet that if the C-Level management of your organization understood the difference between:

They would disagree with your assessment. What you have going for you is that they'll never get that presentation ... at least not from you. And if you ever find yourself in Seattle Washington, and environs, and take your shell script expertise into an employer ... more than 80% of those in this area will likely not hire you. I'll grant that this is not the case in most areas ... but it certainly is here. One of the world's largest cellular phone companies has already notified me that they will no longer hire anyone that knows Oracle 8.0 or earlier as they are tired of trying to break their bad habits: This being one of them.

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Thu Jul 05 2007 - 08:43:28 CDT

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