I just checked my list of “miscellaneous” posts and see that it has been quite a while since I blogged a rant. I think it is time for another installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series. Unlike usual, however, this time it isn’t I which the little thing hath crabby made. No, it’s got to be Microsoft on the crabby end—although I contend it is no “little thing” in this case.
According to Ed Bott’s blog post on the matter, Microsoft has fingered SQL Server as the culprit behind a recent service outage on MSDN and TechNet. What’s that adage? Eating one’s own dog-food? Anyway, the supposed SQL Server problem was database fragmentation. Huh? The tonic? According to Ed:
I’m told that Microsoft engineers are now monitoring the status of this database every 30 minutes and plan to rebuild the indexes every evening to avoid a recurrence of the problem.
How fun…playing with indexes—nightly!
And, yes, the title was a come-on. Oracle Database 11g fragmentation? Puh-leeeeze.