Allen, Just as an example, QA have often very valid requirements and current software quality just confirms that those requirements are not being fulfilled. Complexity grows, development time shrinks, refresh requirements getting higher. So getting back and saying don't waste my time is not always appropriate behavior to say the least. I was working in the environment when there were 7 (and about to grow to 10) different test systems refreshed from production (full size) some weekly, some daily and some on demand. At the same time depending on refresh technique some of them took only 10-15 minutes to refresh 500 GB application schema. And it was not a single database. And it was practical to manage. Cheers, Alex On 3/20/07, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm sure there are valid requirements for real-time data in pre-production environments somewhere in the universe, but in the real world I've experienced over the last 8 years, monthly/quarterly refreshes have been just fine for development and testing. If they have a valid reason, then let them present it. If you can't shoot holes in it, then grant their wish, but if they don't have a truly valid reason, then tell them to stop wasting your time. I know it's feasible, but not necessarily practical, or the best use of a DBA's time. Regards, Brandon -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Gorbachev Developers, QA, pre-production testers and all other kind of groups might have quite valid requirements to have refreshed their test environment daily, hourly or on demand.
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