Re: Installing Oracle

From: <>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 15:41:57 +0100
Message-ID: <>

On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 13:23:18 +0100, Robert Klemme <> wrote:

>On 02.03.2008 00:39, wrote:
>> Then the developers had every right to have access to the database and
>> server; giving them access to the 'oracle' account, though, is
>> ridiculously idiotic. Their access should have been through
>> individual user accounts absent the 'dba' group.
>> You're correct in presuming that copying existing Oracle installations
>> to this machine isn't the answer. The answer is you shouldn't be so
>> lax in who has access to priviledged O/S accounts.
>IMHO the policy should not forbid developers on that system but rather
>people with lacking skills and lacking care. It should be immediately
>obvious to someone with the faintest clue that one does not get rid of a
>database by simply deleting files on a machine; and it's an especially
>dump idea to also delete the application's files. Anybody with just a
>little care would have either asked someone or looked into documentation
>how this is achieved. I'm starting to lean to believe it was a hostile act.
> robert

>people with lacking skills and lacking care.

In my book this is identical to developers.

I'm inclined to believe everyone at that company is completely clueless with respect to Oracle, and assume it is Sqlserver or Mysql, including the OP

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Sun Mar 02 2008 - 08:41:57 CST

Original text of this message