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J. Seguin

Do you know how long it takes to update the instant queue via Roku? Is there a limit to how many you can have? It doesn't seem to be updating for me. Any insight would be great.

Thank you.

You should probably let tech support at Netflix help you if it's not updating for you. It should take about 1-5 minutes, we at least that's how long it takes for me. And the instant queue can hold as many as 500 titles.

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Akbar

Not trying to be a troll at all, but any thought that maybe it was the keeping of profiles that possibly led to the database corruption? One of their reasons for getting rid of them was the fact that upgrading things was difficult.

Phil P

I was an IT systems guy for many years and I don't need a tip to tell me that there must have been a botched database upgrade and conversion. It happens, but such a prolonged outage is really bush league stuff. I'm very disappointed in them. They need to get their act together.

Rob

I would not let Oracle off so easily. They do not have to make their upgrades so complicated.

I once ruled out Oracle from a project because one of my guys could not figure out how to install Oracle but easily installed MS SQL Server. The guy was certainly not very good, but SQL Server was the clear winner of that test.

Uosdwis

Break out the checkbook, Oracle. You never upgrade without having a fail-safe backup system when, not if, when it fails.

Jack

Looks like some database admins will be looking for some new jobs.

Jeff

It's not Oracle that caused the problem!!!

Netflix said they were unable to delivery email alerts on DVD shipments to their customers. Without sending emails to their clients the entire system crashes because now Netflix has no way of knowing what DVD's to ship their customers.

It all starts with the ability to send/deliver email confirmations. I did some research and found that Netflix uses StrongMail Systems email technology internally to handle this aspect of their business. www.strongmail.com

They are probably gonna need to update or replace their email systems to prevent this from happening again.

Sam Cece

As the CEO of StrongMail Systems, I'd like to set the record straight. While a desperate competitor seems to be extremely motivated to hitch the Netflix DVD delivery problem to its use of StrongMail - that's hardly the case. The problem has been widely reported as a fulfillment system problem, not an email problem. If anyone is looking at StrongMail solutions, feel free to email me, and we'd be happy to put you in touch with our very happy email customers, including Netflix.

Jason

Turns out it was a computer hardware problem. The AP just ran a story on it. You can click on my name or use this link: http://www.siliconvalley.com/latestheadlines/ci_10299435?nclick_check=1&forced=true

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