RE: OT moment of doubt

  • From: "Bellows, Bambi" <bbellows@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <nigel.tufnel1@xxxxxxxxx>, <Oracle-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 14:58:19 -0500

I had that yesterday.  We're runnin gon a system with, like, *No*
diskspace, and so I monitor log file directory like a vulture waiting
for the body to stop twitching... Well, no, I have to wait a week, but
you get the picture... But with me it's a find . -mtime +7 -exec rm {}
\; omg, am I in the right directory?; am I on the right machine?; are
there any subdirectories?

I call that "why don't I just take up Zen?" moment.

But, remember the old saying "life as a DBA is 98% boredom interspersed
with 2% sheer panic", well, that moment is just part of the 2% of your
job that is worthwhile. =20

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Subject: OT moment of doubt

What would you call that moment in time after you do "rm *.dbf" on all
your database files, where you suddenly panic about whther you're on the
right server or not?

This happens to me all the time, even after checking, even after 17 yrs
of DBA-ing. Kinda like that feeling you get when your chair starts to
tip over backwards but you catch yourself.



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