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|I was recently asked to provide questions to be asked for a production DBA. There are no good or bad answers, the person must have encountered most of the scenario’s with understanding on how things work & very quick to react on a highly stressful environment. Below are the questions I provided:Hope it helps
Database Back ups:
** What are the different types of database backups and specify the scenario that you have used in your experience?
** What are the high availability methods ?.Specify your experience and set up required for SQL Server in a clustered environment
** Specify your DR strategy experience and details for SQL server.
** Specify the steps to take when a database is corrupted (or) server is down (or) harddrive is corrupted.
Performance Tuning :
** All of a sudden a query is running slowly and there are no changes made to application/network or server environment. Based on your experience, specify the steps to debug the issue.
** Specify based on your experience what maintenance plans are required for a typical database.
** Specify your experience in Transaction replication?. Provide details on issues encountered and how to resolve it.
** How do you migrate data from Prod to QA to Dev environment?
** How do you carve/select storage for each of the files below:
** How do you determine the size of a database based on your experience?
** Have you worked with secure data?. If so, how do you protect/encrypt the data?
Different types :
** Have you worked in an OLTP and Data warehouse DB’s?. if so, how is the set up different for each type