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Controlling developers is like herding cats.
Kevin Loney, Oracle DBA Handbook
Oh no, it's not. It's much harder than that!
Bruce Pihlamae, long-term Oracle DBA
Do not assume!
Unknown IT specialist
Backups ist was für Warmduscher!
(engl. Backup is for sissies!)
Yesterday (the DBA version)
All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.
There's not half the files there used to be,
And there's a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly.
I pushed something wrong
What it was I could not say.
Now all my data's gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.
The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay
Now I believe in yesterday.
The SISO DB principle: Shit In - Shit Out
Der altehrwürdigste aller Tuning Ansätze: Change the statement!
(engl. The most time-honoured approach of tuning: Change the statement!)
There is no 'patch' for stupidity.
The job of the DBA seems to be everything that everyone else either doesn't want to do, or doesn't have the ability to do. DBAs get the enviable task of figuring out all of the things no one else can figure out.
Paranoia should be part of any DBA's personal profile, but don't over do it since it interferes with productivity.
Linux ist sehr benutzerfreundlich. Es ist nur sehr selektiv bei der Wahl seiner Nutzer!
(engl. Linux is very user-friendly. It only is very selective in the choice of its users!
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