A few basic notes on Oracle Database Administration.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lessons Learned after a Hell Weekend

  1. A necessary part of any database project plan is a fall back plan. What is planned if there is a failure at any particular step.
  2. Backup - this includes enough space allocated for additional backups as needed.
  3. Part of any upgrade script should be rollback scripts.

I should have know that I was in trouble when on Friday afternoon when I was given a time line which was called 'optimistic' with no what-if forseen.

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