RE: all time worst question I have been ever asked as a DBA

  • From: "Amaral, Rui" <Rui.Amaral@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'nilosegura@xxxxxxxxx'" <nilosegura@xxxxxxxxx>, "kevin.lidh@xxxxxxxxx" <kevin.lidh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:10:59 -0400


We don't need to backup the database. We can rebuild our 3 terabyte db with our 
text files!

From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Nilo Segura
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:08 PM
To: kevin.lidh@xxxxxxxxx
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Subject: Re: all time worst question I have been ever asked as a DBA

I got a phone call from somebody who could not print a document, he did it 
because in the login banner there was a message saying something like "call 
this number for oracle database problems".

printer problems = oracle database problems   (a well known axiom...)

yeah... right :)
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Kevin Lidh 
<kevin.lidh@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:kevin.lidh@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
A good friend of mine used to say, "If it has a 'D' in it, it's a database 
issue."  When I was an DEC Rdb DBA, I used to get paged for issues even whey 
they had determined it didn't touch a database...just in case it was a database 

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