The OpenEdge DBA Files

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Mark Bonneville

Keeping ProTop up to date...

ProTop is a living breathing entity. It is growing and changing all the time. Be sure to regularly update your installation to ensure you have access to all of the great new features, enhancements and fixes. Here's how...

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BogoMIPS Saves the Day

It all started on Monday evening when the Out Of Memory (OOM) killer decided to kill the database broker process, _mprosrv. Given the circumstances, it was suggested that we “just” reboot. “Just” is a four-letter word. Whenever you hear “just,” you should prepare yourself…

So we rebooted…

… and, of course, it took longer than expected. Forty-five minutes to shut down (mostly to “deactivate” swap), and then, since the server hadn’t been rebooted for 2 years, the filesystems needed another 45 minutes for an fsck. Ok, that was painful, but at least we have a nice clean system to restart the db.

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