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when there is a TNS listener problem we get a message that appears really bad


#1

You get something like this with a TNS listener problem

At first glance this looks like a “oh geez Toad just croaked and I am
going to lose 5 hours of work” and the person has a heart attack. While in
reality it is just a message that means “no big deal, the DBAs screwed up
again, get them to fix it”.

Notice I used oh geez instead of the deity word or the scatological word so that
the word usage police won’t block it.

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#2

Hi Erwin,

You get something like this with a TNS listener problem

At first glance this looks like a “oh geez Toad just croaked
and I am going to lose 5 hours of work” and the person has a
heart attack.
I agree, it does seem a tad excessive to “terminate the application” on
an ORA-12154. At least the option isn’t selected by default!

While in reality it is just a message that
means “no big deal, the DBAs screwed up again, get them to fix it”.
Or, “phew!”
:slight_smile:

Notice I used oh geez instead of the deity word or the
scatological word so that the word usage police won’t block it.
Thanks, appreciate it. I’m not against the use of these words, I use
them often myself, but our email filter system (the Thought Police) is a
nightmare. Even innocent words are blocked. :frowning:

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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#3

Being a DBA myself I was a little shocked by the phrase beginning with
“the DBAs” and ending with “again”.
Your working environment must really be awful. :slight_smile:

Peter

Erwin Rollauer schreef:

At first glance this looks like a “oh geez Toad just croaked and I am
going to lose 5 hours of work
” and the person has a heart attack.
While in reality it is just a message that means “no big deal, the
DBAs screwed up again, get them to fix it
”.


#4

Actually it is not bad. I was using poetic license. Since I don’t work on Friday I declared today Friday.

My boss (the manager of the data warehouse) is brilliant. He understands Oracle inside out. So when something goes funny he tells the DBAs where to look for the problem and then they fix it. Because of this we (the DWH group) have become the default technical expert group. I am the Toad person. But that means when I retire in a year nobody will take over and we probably never will go beyond Toad 10. When my boss retires in a few years there will be no more tuning. But until then we usually have carte blanche to do what is necessary.

And of course we get to test in prod.


#5

Being a DBA myself I was a little shocked by the phrase beginning with
“the DBAs” and ending with “again”.
Your working environment must really be awful. :slight_smile:

DBAs never screw up. There are just unintended consequences of our
(in)actions.

Rich – [TeamT]

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