Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Thankful DBA

Things to be thankful for…
Indexes that can help performance oh so much
Developers using bind variables
Backup tapes that work and are able to be used to restore
One night without a page
Plenty of memory and disk
Having a workaround for an Oracle bug
Successfully upgrading the database
Seeing all of the long hours of prep work,
run smoothly for a migration or upgrade without issues
Knowing that databases are backed up
Dynamic Oracle parameters
Only receiving 10 emails – of course that could mean something else is broken
Finding the table that the user dropped in the recyclebin
Tuning a statement from 20 hours to 2 minutes
Being able to actually use new features
Having a backup DBA in order to enjoy a day of rest

Happy Thanksgiving!