Re: Oracle Application Server Admin

  • From: "Niall Litchfield" <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 19:40:29 +0000

Just to second, or eighth or whatever, the other comments.

Yes - it's a dba job
Yes - it's a pain.
Yes - it has little upside.
Yes - it requires understanding coffee language.
Yes - the docs are poor.

On the plus side -

those sorts of things make it interesting.
there aren't many good consultants on it so it adds to job security.
once it runs it tends to run until something changes (42 days).

so commiserations and congratulations.


On Jan 22, 2008 10:31 PM, Allen, Brandon <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Hi List,
> I've recently been enlisted as the admin for Oracle App Server 10gR2 and
> every day I'm realizing more and more how much effort this is going to
> require for setup and ongoing support.  I have no prior App Server
> experience so this is no minor task for me to pick up.  This is our
> company's first experience with OAS so we're trying to figure out whose
> responsibility it should be ultimately and I'm just curious what other shops
> typically do.  Are any of you DBAs also being asked to take on OAS admin
> (similar to an "Apps DBA"), or do your shops have dedicated staff for this
> role, or another group that takes this on in addition to their primary role?
> Thanks,
> Brandon
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Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA

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