Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A must have feature for all databases...

Wouldn't it be nice if all databases had a screen popup like this one.

As I'm fond of saying - the only thing a DBA has to get right is recovery. In order to do that, they need the backups.

I really liked that screen - very funny.


Anonymous mbobak said....

That is classic!

I really love the text it forces you to type to be able to continue!

Tue Jan 08, 05:07:00 PM EST  

Blogger Bob said....

rman target nolightspeed

Tue Jan 08, 09:43:00 PM EST  

Blogger Joel Garry said....

A comment? Wow! All One! All One!

Dislaimer: I used to work in a software shop across the street from them. In college, I actually used the stuff. Soap up your back, back up your soap.

I like step #3, especially before step #4, where one would check that there are actually some backups:

How do I restore my backup?
1. Launch OpenBaseManager in the OpenBase folder of your applications folder. Click Local.
2. Stop the xsila_db.db database by clicking the stop icon, the first of several to the right of the database. Quit OpenBaseManager.
3. Delete the actual database you're replacing from the location Macintosh HD>Users>Shared>OpenBase>Databases.
4. Replace it with the latest backup found in the location Macintosh HD>Library>OpenBase>Backup. You must first unzip the archived backup, and then move the resulting xsilva_db file to the location Macintosh HD>Users>Shared>OpenBase>Databases.
5. Wait one minute, and then double-click the new xsilva_db file, which will launch OpenBaseManager. Click Local and start the database by clicking the first icon in the row.
6. Once the database has been started, you should be able to log into LightSpeed. Keywords:restore, backup

word: oceuksu

Wed Jan 09, 12:14:00 AM EST  

Blogger Joel Garry said....

That was supposed to say "a Dr. Bronner comment", but once again, blogger preview and publish don't see a to a.

Wed Jan 09, 12:17:00 AM EST  

Blogger bill thater said....

trust me, some DBAs [ like the one i replaced] STILL wouldn't make a backup.:-(

Wed Jan 09, 10:11:00 AM EST  

Anonymous Thanatos said....

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