Down the Docks

December 22, 2006

Problems with Oracle

Filed under: Technology — ealing @ 1:44 pm

Sometimes you can’t Ask Tom.

If you work with Oracle a lot, you probably know about Ask Tom, Tom Kyte’s help site for the Oracle DBMS. It’s hosted by Oracle itself, and of course, it runs on Oracle technologies.

A couple of weeks ago, a Friday I think, I was either stuck on something or distracted, so I turned to the Ask Tom site. Lo and behold, it was knackered:

ask_tom_screen_cap.jpg

I guess they do all of their logging to a table or set of tables, and it hadn’t been given sufficient space to grow into.

There is an obvious lesson here – no matter how good your technology is, or how familiar you are with it, it will not save you from your own disorganisation.

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