Re: Grid Control use by DBAs

From: Eric <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 19:43:47 +0100
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On 2008-05-10, F <> wrote:
> We hired a DBA of late who claims to have a lot of experience and none of us
> had experience with Oracle before as its a new environment. He said he has
> never used Grid Control before. We are using 10g. He said he has always
> used scripts.
> Is that a concern ? I feel maybe we have not picked the right person. Let me
> know.

I don't think it is a concern. A good DBA who has worked on a few Oracle versions will have a collection of scripts, and will update and add to them as they move to new versions of Oracle. There are Oracle sites (even very large ones) which do not use OEM/Grid Control as a matter of policy (sometimes for financial reasons). Someone who has learnt to be a good DBA on such a site will use lots of scripts.

Script-using (and writing) DBAs may well understand how Oracle works better than someone who has only used OEM or whatever and never looked "under the covers".

The fact alone tells you nothing about whether you have picked the right person.

E Received on Sat May 10 2008 - 13:43:47 CDT

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