Building Right or Build Twice- That is the Question…

This question seems to pop into my mind consistently over the years as a DBA.  I’m a “build it right or don’t build it at all” kind of DBA, but due to my gift for finding problems and fixing them, I find myself more and more often performing the second build on processes/procedures/designs, which I often would like […]

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September 13, 2010

RMOUG Deadbeat

Do you ever get that feeling that something just isn’t right, but you have no experience to go on and you’re just too busy to check up on it?  I thought it was a bit strange that there wasn’t more communication between the RMOUG management and speakers, but it’s my first time as a presenter, […]

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January 20, 2010

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To Patch or Not to Patch, that is the Question…

I’ve found myself “whining” in the middle of an Oracle Freelist email conversations in regards to patching-  or the actual need to patch. As a DBA, I have a love/hate relationship with patching.  I love that if there is a bug in a version of Oracle, I can simply log into Metalink, (or My Oracle Support […]

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January 17, 2010

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November DBA Rant

OK, Who else out there has a 3.8TB tablespace? Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller?? I know, I know- Oracle can support terabytes and terabytes of data in one tablespace, so what is my complaint? Most developers, both database and application do not have the technology to access that data efficiently enough and DBA’s rarely have the […]

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November 14, 2009