Re: Shutdown Abort

  • From: Jeremiah Wilton <jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jkstill@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2007 10:47:13 -0700

Thanks Jared. It has taken all of my strength to not reply to some of the most egregious postings in this thread. My more recent blurb on shutdown abort can be found on page four of my 2004 HA paper:

I will confirm that practically every site that requires very high availability uses 'abort' as SOP. I am really surprised and disappointed by the wild theoretical conjecture that accompanies the steadfast resistance to 'abort'.

Speaking of wild theoretical conjecture, thanks to Alex G. for his recent rants on DBAs and guessing. I have long been an opponent of the 'guessing method' of Oracle tuning, which goes hand in hand with the 'try a bunch of stuff' method of Oracle troubleshooting :-)

Best to all, including the guessers,

Jeremiah Wilton
ORA-600 Consulting

Jared Still wrote:

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Amazon has a few databases, and they were/are regularly shutdown with abort.

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