2016 holiday song

Happy holidays! Hope you enjoy this year’s song as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Sing to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne”

For all the data you forgot
To back up with RMAN,
For all tables you just dropped,
With no DR plan.

For all the exports you now need
And in fact have not got,
For all you try to make it right,
Your data’s shot.

So now the ERP is down,
And your boss is hopping mad.
The end users think you’re a clown.
Oy vey; so bad!

For all the paychecks you still need,
To get your kids through school
Oh, please don’t throw me, you do plead,
Into the labor pool.

Wait! Flashback Drop can save your hide
And get those tables back.
For all the data you just fried,
Somehow, it’s back on track.

Your boss now loves you once anew,
Quick, write a backup job.
You got away with it this time,
Now don’t be such a slob!

One last verse, from McNeely Tech, to you:

For all the DBAs out there,
You’re always on our minds.
We send our richest blessings out,
For auld lang syne.


(Mary Elizabeth McNeely, 2016)

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