October 10th, 2008



When you discover that the UNIX team (my team) are running several databases which are almost as critical these days as the Database team, it's time to start handing them some responsibility.

"Last time I looked the RT DB was ~ 7 to 10 Gig. Oh, I stand corrected, it's not: it's now 28 Gig"

It's apparently about as big, if not bigger, as the main university databases. And sufficiently normalised that it actually has the 10+ million row tables that they don't.

Our RT server is becoming a victim of its own success. The number of new tickets has doubled every year... We'll probably hit 1 million tickets by the end of 2010.