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Re: am I out to lunch or drunk or something?

From: Jack van Zanen <>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 20:13:51 +0100
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I think you're quite right. I'm not in charge of major league databases=  here but
the one you describe runs fine on a laptop with a handful of ram


"Bowes, Chris" <> on 08/01/2000 05:55:1= 3 PM

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Hi everyone,

=A0=A0=A0 I need a sanity check.=A0 I was asked via email by a friend w=
hat the amount of
RAM on an HP9000 (hpux) should be considering the following:

# of bases on server: 1
Total size of base:=A0 Roughly 1G
Total number of users:=A0 8-12
Not a datawarehouse, no options like parallel server or anything and a = canned
app on the front.

Oracle version 8i enterprise edition.

My reply was that it was a very rough estimate, but I would think that = 500M was
sufficient for the machine and that Oracle would take up 300M in the SG= A or so.

I get a reply that their DBA said at least 1.5 g memory or more.=A0 Now=  I have 4
bases on one HP-ux server that total 20+ gig space and over 100 users a= nd the
Machine has 750M total memory for bases, processes and all.=A0 They run=  just fine.
Fast response and all.

Am I just out in left field here?=A0 I know it isn't easy sizing a serv= er with
basically no information by phone, but I thought (given the parameters)=  that
500M was a decent estimate.=A0 Anyone?


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