The olap stuff is development. I can't come down on them for trying stuff out. They need to be able to do that. The problem is that our development/test databases are on the same machine and there is no way that i know of to limit percentages of server resources to specific databases on Red Hat 4. ...everyone (developers here) keeps saying that resource manager can do this but that only works within databases. I'm looking to gather ammunition for a change in our server architecture. Chris ________________________________ From: Dennis Williams [mailto:oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 8:21 AM To: Stephens, Chris Cc: ORACLE-L Subject: Re: database resource usage Chris, I would argue that this is a people problem rather than a technical problem. You are correct that this is not an ideal solution. I don't think OLAP developers should be creating stuff that drives the system to its knees. That is poor development practice. Some day they will release one of these bad boys into production. Talk to them. Educate them. If that doesn't work, you can put various quotas on them. Especially emphasize that it is critical they don't do something dumb during the month-end processing. Send out a monthly reminder. Back in the olden mainframe days we all had to share one system, and etiquette prevailed. I don't know of a tool, but would suspect you could put something together using Unix tools such as ps, awk, perl, etc. Then you won't be dependent on a vendor, but can perform your own upgrades. While you're at it, examine that month end load and see if any tasks can be shifted in time to free up more resources. Dennis Williams CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.