Re: Table growth - disk sizing

I disagree.

Your storage vendor can certainly be relied on to give you 
an accurate prediction of your storage requirements for the
next 5 years or so.

Jared

On 8/26/05, Gogala, Mladen <MGogala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> What I was trying to tell you is that the goal of your project can be 
> qualified as BS. You are trying to predict the future based on number
> 
> of transactions, instead of the historical growth information, like 
> everybody else. That will not work. Allow me to jovially suggest coin
> 
> toss, tea leaves, position of the stars or entrails of Oracle sales people 
> as the next best methods. 
> The only reliable extrapolation is linear approximation, based on 
> historical 
> data. Even this gives you only short time reliability. Everything else is 
> BS. 
> 
> -- 
> Mladen Gogala 
> Ext. 121 
> 

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Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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