Re: Orcale alert log

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:37:21 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Mar 25, 4:41 pm, Steve Howard <> wrote:
> On Mar 25, 5:18 pm, "S. Anthony Sequeira" <>
> wrote:
> > I'm not sure about the wisdom/value of deprecating the text alert log,
> > but it looks like that's the way things are going.
> I agree with this.  XML is supposed to be valuable when it will be
> exchanged with other systems that need to understand the data in its
> otherwise unstructured data format.
> How often are you gong to exchange an oracle instance alert log with
> anything other than oracle software (including a support analyst)?
> Yeah, I think I'll ship my alert log to one our vendors, in case he
> needs it along with our other EDI stuff :)

I initially agreed with this (as I am biased from having spent far too much time programming where XML is beyond not appropriate, even just plain silly), but after some small amount of thought, the Oracle monitoring software is indeed a cross platform tool and this may be an appropriate use.

> Sometimes I think I should learn to sign my name...
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <full_name>
>   <first_name>Steve</first_name>
>   <last_name>Howard</last_name>
> </full_name>

Aw, how about a viral XML sig <g,d&r>


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Received on Wed Mar 26 2008 - 11:37:21 CDT

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