RE: RMAN on Windows Server

I agree with Niall. All pharma companies with validated env have hundred of 
Windows servers (with all type of security compliance) without such issues.

You need to create a non-people domain account with no password expired option 
and run all your scheduled jobs using that account.  It is quite acceptable 
practice as changing password for hundreds of schedule jobs is not easy. 
Besides running netbackup jobs also need such accounts to run dataabse server 
backups.

 

Regards

 

Rafiq

 


 


Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:45:38 +0000
Subject: Re: RMAN on Windows Server
From: niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx
To: cicciuxdba@xxxxxxxxx
CC: robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx; bill@xxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Guillermo Alan Bort <cicciuxdba@xxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:

I'm working for a VERY large global company, and they still have about 40% of 
their databases on Windows. And this introduces a whole new problem, since we 
can't actually create local users, we use our domain accounts to schedule 
tasks, and as our passwords change, the scheduled tasks become invalid. Due to 
compliance issues, we are still not authorized to create a Service Account in 
order to schedule the tasks... so we started moving away from windows task 
scheduler.

I'd say windows is an OS for desktop computers... not enterprise servers. I'd 
much rather run linux (even RedHat) on any machine that supports windows. And 
have a very robus environment on which to run Oracle... as opposed to the 
Blue-Screen-Maker...
</rant> 
I can understand the bias against windows, but your specific issues are almost 
entirely unrelated to the operating system and instead related to the security 
policy and likely the politics. If you also rotated unix os passwords on a 
schedule and schedule using a central scheduler and don't allow the people 
doing the scheduling to use appropriately privileged accounts then you'd also 
be stuffed. If you are regularly having blue screens then you likely have bad 
drivers or hardware. Actually I bet if you collect the stats your windows db 
servers haven't been down for a blue screen for years if at all, it just 
doesn't generally happen these days on server hardware. 

-- 
Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
http://www.orawin.info
                                          
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