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    Database staffing ratio

    I apologize if this is the wrong group to put this question.

    I am looking for a formula to calculate the number of DBA's needed to support an Oracle database. Something that I can plug the number of databases we have, the size of the databases and it will calculate the number of DBA's needed to support them.

    Thanks.

    Scott

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    No silver bullet.
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

    Author of Understanding Database Administration available at amazon and other bookstores.

    Disclaimer: Advice is provided to the best of my knowledge but no implicit or explicit warranties are provided. Since the advisor explicitly encourages testing any and all suggestions on a test non-production environment advisor should not held liable or responsible for any actions taken based on the given advice.

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    I would say the Pi/square root of 2.

    Although I guess I would need to know something about the application that uses your database, uptime requirements, complexity of your environment, budget...
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    who on earth would have anything like that

    utter craziness

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    I saw one one time from the Gartner group but I can't seem to find it again. It was pretty slick. You inputted some information such as # of dbs, # of servers, db sizes, etc. and it calculated the number of resources needed to support the databases.

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    size of database is in no way related to how much support is required

    there is no corrolation

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    Quote Originally Posted by davey23uk View Post
    who on earth would have anything like that

    utter craziness
    Both pi and the square root of two are irrational numbers.
    Therefore the answer is an irrational number between 1 and 2.
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