RE: My 10 Commandments of Database Administration...

  • From: "Mark Strickland" <mstrickland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <cjpengel.dbalert@xxxxxxxxx>, <FREEMANR@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 14:32:48 -0700

Perhaps...Thou shalt befriend the sys admins quickly, liquor 'em up at
every opportunity, tolerate their personality disorders without
complaint (even if it takes weekly botox injections to hide how you
REALLY feel), don't take their condescensions, I'm not

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carel-Jan Engel
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 2:39 PM
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Subject: Re: My 10 Commandments of Database Administration...

What do you want me to do: suggest a candidate for replacement or are we
going to add extra commandments?
There you go:

12: Thou shalt not use GUI's
13: Thou shalt script your commandline commands.

Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 23:17, Freeman Robert - IL wrote:

> My 10 commandments of Database administration ... Anyone want to add
> this?
> 1. Thou shalt backup thy database.
> 2. Thou shalt test thy database backup, often.
> 3. Thou shalt remove as many single points of failure as possible.
> 4. Thou shalt not assume anything.
> 5. Thou shalt not use version x.0.0 of anything.
> 6. Thou shalt not assume a 99.999% buffer hit ratio is a good thing.
> 7. Thou shalt not add hardware, when fixing the application code/SQL
> fix the problem.
> 8. Thou shalt not allow the user to have DBA privilges.
> 9. Thou shall document everything.
> 10. Thou shalt monitor ORACLE-L, read with abandon and imerse thyself
in all
> that is Oracle.
> and my personal 11th commandment
> 11. Thou shalt use RMAN, and buy all of Robert Freemans books.
> Cheers,
> Robert
> --


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