Re: Oracle support is sub-optimal

From: Steve Howard <>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2008 06:41:08 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 4, 12:48 pm, "gym dot scuba dot kennedy at gmail" <> wrote:
> I used to be a big fan of Oracle support. When I had some very sticky
> situations they came through. Now they have so segmented it that your
> Severity 1 SR is passed around non-stop. Actually, it is with a lot of
> stops. Each time they pass it around it takes at least 30 minutes for the
> next engineer to ask you yet again for the log files you already uploaded.
> If that engineer goes home then the SR languishes for over an hour in some
> queue. (until you call up and bitch) It shouldn't take over 12 hours for a
> Sev 1 SR to be resolved. Most of the time has been spent waiting for the
> next engineer to read the notes and ask for more or more recent logs. (for a
> down system, they don't change much)
> Then if it is a "different issue" they open yet another SR. I suspect that
> technique is to make their call resolution look good. (it is a different sr
> at that point) They are shooting themselves in the foot. Our company was
> purchased by another company with no Oracle experience and this will lead
> upper management to believe the Oracle prodcuts are "sub-optimal".
> Jim

I sometime get an analyst guy that is absolutely out of this world good. We had this a few months ago when ASM disk headers got corrupted. He was world class on top of things, and I let his duty manager know.

Another guy I had about a month ago called me twice a week trying to close an SR for which there was still an open issue. Go figure.

In general, I avoid SR's like the bubonic plague. Received on Sat Jul 05 2008 - 08:41:08 CDT

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