[rescue] Perverse Question

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Thu Jun 19 08:18:48 CDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 08:06:40AM +0200, Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
> Kevin Loch wrote:
> > 
> > The cache problem wansn't the admins fault, but the system
> > configuration was.  Every time the database machine
> > rebooted it took them out of business for many hours.
> > That is the admin's fault.
> For the sake of peace & quiet around here, I'm not going to comment on
> that...

It is the admin's fault.  There are many ways of minimizing database
downtime.  The admins should have planned for the case where the
server crashes.  

In the case of eBay, since they do so many transactions, you can
compare them to a bank or stock trading firm.  How many of those firms
have recovery times measured in hours?

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