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The New DBA

Steve Jones has a new take on what it means to be a DBA.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Stress of a Former DBA

Rodney Landrum impresses on his audience the importance of attention to the finer details, during data analysis and reporting.  Read more...
By rodneylandrum 2015/06/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBAs and the Fear Factor

Louis Davidson on why DBAs ought to do one thing, every day, that is scary.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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Never Stop Learning

A successful career in DevOps requires continuous education.  Read more...
By Andy Leonard 2014/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Call Me, Maybe

Rodney Landrum on his week of responding nicely to unsolicited sales calls.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Patience

Technical debt is frustrating but dealing with it requires patience. Louis Davidson explains why.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Amnesia

Louis Davidson explains why DBAs often need a healthy dose of selective, enforced amnesia about the pain of previous failures.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ego, the Id and the DBA

In most organizations, the DBA team is seriously outnumbered by headstrong developers and clock driven managers, and "great" DBAs will often be outnumbered by...well...the not so great. In order to be heard in this environment, a DBA will not only need to be very skilled, but will also need a healthy dose of ego.  Read more...
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It's the Journey...

The story of how Shawn McGehee's journey to becoming a DBA started is just one among many thousands, so let's hear yours too!  Read more...
By Shawn McGehee 2012/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The DBA Dilemma: How Many DBAs Does It Take to Manage an Infrastructure?

Today we have a guest editorial from Rodney Landrum. Rodney and his team of DBAs manage 110 active servers, throughout a regionally dispersed organization. How many DBAs would you expect to be on Rodney's team...?  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2009/10/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA: Mentor vs. Protector

To mentor or to protect data, what is the role of the DBA? A guest editorial from Matt Simmons.  Read more...
By Matt Simmons 2009/08/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What's Your Ideal DBA Job?

Brad engages in a little Summer daydreaming, and wonders what the Ideal DBA job would look like...  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2009/06/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Disappearing DBA

During a "difficult period", a developer often sinks from view. When things are going well, suddenly they are the gunslinger, the hotshot. The DBA often looks on wistfully. For him, the "fame trajectory" seems to work in reverse.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2009/04/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Do You Verify Your Database Backups?

Backup verification is a vital part of a well-designed database maintenance plan and yet some DBAs neglect to do it. Brad McGehee ownders why.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2009/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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