How do you feel about allowing non-DBA's on your database servers?

So, I've got a client that is being pressured by development and support types 
to allow access to their database servers. They claim that it's so they can use 
tools like ps, sar, topas, etc.... to monitor performance and deal with support 
issues.

My position is that this is a huge risk and that I would want an very limited 
population of users (read DBA's and SYSADMIN's only) to have access to these 
servers.

Anyone have an opinion on this?

RF


 Robert G. Freeman
Oracle ACE
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Oracle Database 11g RMAN Backup and Recovery (Oracle Press) - ON IT'S WAY SOON!
OCP: Oracle Database 11g Administrator Certified Professional Study Guide 
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Oracle Database 11g New Features (Oracle Press)
Portable DBA: Oracle  (Oracle Press)
Oracle Database 10g New Features (Oracle Press)
Oracle9i RMAN Backup and Recovery (Oracle Press)
Oracle9i New Features (Oracle Press)
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the law by saying you have to be a Church member. It's legal I promise! :-)
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