15 Mar 2011 connolly   » (Master)

Adding server operations, DBA to my bag of tricks

I've always been a programmer. Then I learned enough about shipping software products at Convex and Dazel, and then global collaboration at W3C. I have always respected the people who keep the servers runningthe W3C systems team rocks!and now I'm learning a bit of that stuff too.

It's certainly happier than the feedback I've been getting while trying to learn about Oracle administration. (Frank isn't the name this guy used, but he was very frank.)

if I make a cold backup on AIX (big-endian) and I try to restore it on linux (little endian), am I more likely to win or lose?
lose
you need to use rman or [...]
but you guys really should hire a dba
you could afford oracle, and a server for aix, and now a new linux server
you can afford a dba for a few hours
Or else, you could totally screw stuff up, especially the configuration and tuning of the linux DB
[...]
most admins now are giant #$%@# idiots who dont know that sqlplus exists. 
or they are "developers"  which their company put them in charge of the database
and are giant clueless idiots

Syndicated 2011-03-15 16:54:00 (Updated 2011-03-15 16:54:13) from Dan Connolly

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