RE: To autostart database or not?

Good question.  The main reason is because we apply OS and database
patches to dev and then test servers before production to 'test' for
issues.  If a crash occurs on one of those I want to be sure that the
problem isn't with one of the patches before restarting.  The uptime
requirements are not as stringent on those 2 servers, so I have the
opportunity to review logs the next morning and make the determination
of whether the patch caused the error or something else (gremlins,
maybe?).

Hopefully, once the patches get to the production server, we are pretty
confident that it will not cause issues.

Steve Smith
Desk: 303-231-5499
 
 


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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Baumgartel, Paul
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I'm curious:  Why not auto-start dev and test? 


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Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 10:41 AM
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Subject: RE: To autostart database or not?

We are set up the same.  Production auto starts.  Dev and test do not.
SAs know to call if there is an issue on restart.

Works great.  I love my sleep.

Steve Smith
Desk: 303-231-5499
 
 


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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Guang Mei
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:44 AM
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Subject: RE: To autostart database or not?


I have my production dbs auto-started, while the dev dbs not.

Usually the alert log file and trace/dump file would give you enough
clue(s) why the instance goes down.  I am in Boston and I had one db in
California went down at 3am (Boston time) because of power outage. I did
not get the call and it auto-started. 

Guang

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dwayne Cox
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:38 AM
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Subject: To autostart database or not?


We are running a few Oracle9i and 10g databases on RHEL and I have 
always opted NOT to have the databases automatically restart when the 
server goes down due to something unexpected.  My thinking was that if 
the server crashed, then I want to be there to bring up the databases to

assess and repair any damage (yes, I am the only production DBA).

Am I being overly controlling?  Looking for other opinions and thoughts 
on the matter.

Thanks

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