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7 Ways To Crash a Database

Aug 13, 2009, 22:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Hull)

"1. Don't Take Backups
Hardware failure is an ever present theme in the data center, so not taking good regular backups is one way to make sure this will be a calamity! Hard drives fail, power fails, plugs get pulled, you name it.

"2. Don't Watch the Error Logs
Error logs can be your early warning system. Some messages indicate trouble to come, others indicate the first time something is a problem, which will surely grow in severity if ignored. So definitely if you want your database systems to crash, ignore the log files."

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