[rescue] Perverse Question

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Thu Jun 19 12:25:30 CDT 2003

On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 12:42:26PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 09:18 AM, Patrick Giagnocavo 
> +1.717.201.3366 wrote:
> > 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?
>    Well...there are reasons why those firms typically run their big 
> stuff on mainframes.

True, but there is also a fair amount of Sybase and Solaris in such
institutions (though no doubt Oracle is replacing Sybase these days).


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