Wednesday, February 24, 2010

24x7 - unless it's not

Us: Wow, look at the frizzit - it's off the scale!

Oracle: We suggest you export and import the database on a monthly basis to realign the frim-jams.

For us that's eleven hours of downtime [1].  On a mission critical application.  For a company that runs three shifts seven days a week.

The best they could do to prevent a serious problem is ... to take it out of service at regular intervals for eleven hours at a time?

Who can do this in the real world?

[1] It's a huge database.

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