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Archives: August 2008

Database administration culture

"Culture", according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/culture, has one definition as

"the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization".

I am not sure how many CIOs or senior managers, who are responsible for a DBA team, have considered to build a healthy database administration culture… Read more

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Posted in DBA Philosophy on 16 August 2008

Changing jobs -- Pros and Cons

I read Andy's post Changing Jobs - Should You? today with great interest. I think it is good topic in the sense that by fully exploring/researching this topic, both employers (usually represented by HR and senior management) and employees (like us IT people) will better understand each other, and thus… Read more

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Posted in DBA Philosophy on 8 August 2008

Cold backup and remote control of sql server services

I recently got a request to do a "cold" backup of a small yet complex db environment, I say "small" because the sum of six db sizes is less than 60 GB, yet "complex" means the six dbs are on five physical servers. three of the which are clustered servers, the six dbs… Read more

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Posted in DBA Philosophy on 2 August 2008