Re: Validating Flashback Database

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 13:37:41 -0700
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joel garry wrote:
> On Jun 19, 7:25 pm, wrote:

>> Anyone actually using flashback database out there....?  Or did I
>> chose a boring topic..?
>> Matt

> A very interesting topic, actually. I personally don't have any
> experience with it, so I'm not qualified to comment. I certainly
> agree with the sentiment about looking at new features with a critical
> eye, but I wouldn't want to stop anyone from gaining experience with
> it. Just because a gazillion people have used something doesn't mean
> your particular configuration won't have issues, either.
> I suspect the answer to #2 is that Oracle patches also include
> executable components, so you might have issues. Don't the patches
> have a documented unpatch?
> My own view is paranoia isn't enough. Always have a way out when you
> are responsible for production upgrades, preferably so you can fix
> stuff before anyone notices you screwed up.
> jg
> --
> is bogus.
> "We were supposed to have 3 days of vendor demos, but so many pulled
> out it's just one day now. JDE called and said 'we don't have
> anything for your requirements'" - overheard in fast casual
> restaurant. I don't know how I keep quiet.

I use flashback database frequently and often.

Not for Oracle patches ... but rather for application patching and maintenance.

Daniel A. Morgan
Oracle Ace Director & Instructor
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Fri Jun 20 2008 - 15:37:41 CDT

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