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Posted Friday, October 31, 2008 7:32 AM


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It's not that funny, but I fealt obligated.

http://scarydba.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/a-scary-dba-poll-for-samhain-aka-halloween/


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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 8:23 AM


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Probably the best survey I've ever done!
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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:05 AM


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Have to go with failed backups since those end up getting us called back to work. Leaving the wife with the kids might be the scariest of all!






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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:13 PM


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I'm just horribly disappointed that Godzilla did so poorly at the polls. I really thought he would have a shot at it...

Clearly not nearly enough people recall the SQL Server 6.5 sp5/sp5a debacle. You would have a heck of a lot more fear of the SP's when they come out.


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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:18 PM


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After an encounter with auditors that resulting in the entire DBA team receiving verbal warnings and been threatened with dismissal if we ever allowed an audit to fail again, I shudder when anyone says the phrase "Sarbannes/Oxley"




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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 1:21 PM


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Clearly not nearly enough people recall the SQL Server 6.5 sp5/sp5a debacle. You would have a heck of a lot more fear of the SP's when they come out.


And the 2000 SP3/SP3a and the 2005 SP2, SP2 v2, SP2 v3 messups.



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Posted Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:50 PM


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For me it is Failed Backups, definitely. they are so much more common than most IT professionals suspect.

Developers: well, I am one as well as a DBA, so no worries there.

SOX & auditors never bothered me much. I’ve been dealing with MIS audits for 30 years and for some reason I have always gotten along great with the auditors. I find that they are a great way to convince my customers of the importance of certain things.

As for SQL Server Service Packs? Ah, the joys of being a consultant…

Now Windows Service Packs, they scare the heck out of me. I get hosed by them all the time!


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Failed Backups for me too.
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