RE: major blunders

When I have to leave a window that is for a session in a production
system (either database or OS), I'll type "production" at the command
line.  If I accidentally paste something back into that window, it will
cause a syntax error.  Yes, I have the prompt (sqlplus or OS) changed as
well, but there are times when you can come back to the wrong window,
get careless or "rammy", etc.  It's just an extra precaution that I
take.  I learned this lesson when I was setting up a standby database.



Other precautions:

-         Rename a file or directory before deleting it.  Leave it in
place (renamed) for a day or two if possible.

-         When I need to delete a datafile, I like to force a checkpoint
then check the timestamp on that datafile.



Jay






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