Enough Trace

Question:      How many Database Server trace files does it take for Oracle Support to change a light bulb?

Answer:      We need 2 more Database Server trace files to tell you.

This analogy is relevant.      When you are reading content from Oracle's trace files, whether they are System State Dumps or an AWR report, how do you know if what you're reading is relevant? After 1996, Oracle's DB engine became very powerful and if it fails the failure will be very costly. What do you do to make sure you have a healthy relationship with the DB engine?

Enough Trace comment:      If you follow how technicians around the world read trace files, you'll mislabel a tornado as a flying sock problem and a traffic jam as a "People stepping on break pedals" problem.

Vicken Khachadourian