Happy doomsday to everybody!

From: Mladen Gogala <gogala.mladen_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:53:56 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <pan.2012.>

As you know, the world will end tomorrow, on 12/21/2012

Did you schedule an extra backup? Do you have standby databases for all of your important databases? Are the most important tapes in the asteroid proof cabinets? Did you update your password list and put it in the same asteroid proof cabinet as the tapes? End of the world is likely to cause Internet and cell phone disruptions, as well as power outages. Somebody needs to be able to log into the production database if I am blown to smithereens.
Hopefully, all your standby databases are running in active Data Guard mode. A direct asteroid or comet impact is likely to corrupt some blocks in your databases. Earthquakes and super-volcano eruptions can also do that. Active data guard can recover your database blocks automatically, so you don't have to worry about it.
I hope that I will not be very busy doing recovery this weekend. Monday is the Christmas Eve and hope that I will enjoy it, without having to babysit the on-going DB recovery.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Thu Dec 20 2012 - 21:53:56 CET

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