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Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:11 PM
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Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 10:55 PM


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There's nothing basic about being a DBA... can you be a little more specific as to what you're looking for?

--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

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Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_administration

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Great link for a "System DBA", Adam. What about an "Application DBA" or a "Hybrid"?

--Jeff Moden
"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

"Change is inevitable. Change for the better is not." -- 04 August 2013
(play on words) "Just because you CAN do something in T-SQL, doesn't mean you SHOULDN'T." --22 Aug 2013

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How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
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Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2008 8:42 AM


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Great link for a "System DBA", Adam. What about an "Application DBA" or a "Hybrid"?


http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Server-2005-Administrators-Companion/dp/0735621985/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205332732&sr=8-1

This book has probably given the best break down of different type's of DBA's that I've seen thus far. As we all know, every companies definition of a DBA is drastically different from one another. This book was a good eye opener to my former employer ... here is the chapter context (if anyone would like a specific section, I'll do my best to type it out later):

Types of DBA's
- Production DBA
- Development DBA
- Architect DBA
- ETL DBA
- OLAP DBA

Basic duties of A DBA
- Installation and configuration
- Security
- Operations
- Service Levels
- System Monitoring
- Performance Tuning
- Routine Maintenance
- Reliability
- Disaster Recovery
- Planning and Scheduling Downtime
- Capacity Planning
- Documentation
- Development and Desgin
- Scalability
- Replication
- Named Instances

DBA Tips, Guidlines, and Advice
- Know Your Operating System
- Help Desk
- Purchasing Input
- Know Your Versions
- Don't Panic


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Get a good book on the subject at your local bookstore, Amazon, the library, whatever.

THE basic datum about being a DBA is that you'll be working with databases, and beyond that, it depends.


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Get a good book on the subject at your local bookstore, Amazon, the library, whatever.

THE basic datum about being a DBA is that you'll be working with databases, and beyond that, it depends.


Well said.


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