Re: Exporting and Importing SQL Statement Cache

From: Matthias Hoys <>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:04:15 +0100
Message-ID: <4935a288$0$2846$>

"joel garry" <> wrote in message
On Nov 28, 7:26 am, Stevo <> wrote:

> On 28 Nov, 14:20, "Matthias Hoys" <> wrote:


>Yes, many places are still on 7 and 8, and most of them for laughable
>reasons, like "I'm not going to pay support on a stable system," or
>"it costs too much to convert," or even "my hardware doesn't run
>it." (That last can come from 64-bit requirements on some hardware/OS/
>Oracle combinations).

>If you have a plan to replace it with some other system, that might be
>a reasonable rationalization. I must say, I've seen that be severely
>abused, with the other system getting put off until parts are no
>longer available for the original hardware, and it becomes a serious

A possible solution for old hardware: virtualization. Plus there are tools to convert an existing physical machine to a virtual one (p2v). Even works with unsupported operating systems like Windows NT4.

Matthias Received on Tue Dec 02 2008 - 15:04:15 CST

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