[rescue] Perverse Question

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Thu Jun 19 14:01:16 CDT 2003

> > 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.

Or OpenVMS clusters, where the systems are located
sometimes miles apart.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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