Opinion poll time! I got asked a few questions, and I’m curious about what the rest of you think:
Question 1: How do you feel about Run Book Automation for databases?
Have you used it? Would you want to? Why or why not? If you’ve never done it and never would, please respond too – don’t just be scared off by terms you haven’t heard before. (I hadn’t heard of it before I came to work for Quest.)
Question 2: Do you have multiple copies of the same database?
Do you have several copies of the same database that you need to keep in sync, whether it’s schema or data?
Question 3: If yes, how do you feel about automated patch and configuration management of databases?
Do you have enough databases that you would consider building a “gold” standard, deploying it, watching for changes, catching out-of-band scenarios, syncing them back to the gold standard, etc.? Why or why not?
Let me know what you think in the comments. I’ll hold back my own answers for a couple of days.