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SQL Server Citation - SQL Blog by Hemantgiri S. Goswami, SQL MVP

Hemantgiri S. Goswami is working as a Consultant at Surat, INDIA. He has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP three years running; he also moderates multiple SQL Server community forums including and He actively participates and speaks at local user group events organized under the aegis of, DotNetChaps and CSI Surat chapters, of which he is a founding and active member. He regularly publishes article on his blog space He has recently taken up a new initiative - blogging about SQL in his native language Gujarat through his blog He is an Author of the book SQL Server 2008 High Availability.

Roles and Responsibilty of SQL Server DBA

  • What is a role of a DBA in an organization?
  • What are the daily activities of a DBA?
  • What shall I check on regular basis?
  • What all processes shall I automate ?
  • What are the precautions, I have to take additionally?

These are the common question being asked in-common on may forums, here is what my listing is

• Design and implement Disaster Recovery

• Design, development, upgrade and Migration of Database Server.

• Providing support and handling most critical situations in vast variety of database systems.

• Database Optimization / Query Performance Tuning.

• Design and implementation Automated Database & Application fail over server setup.

• Capacity Planning, Change Management and Admin. Documentation.

• Review of existing design and specifications of the system.

• Design and documentation of operational specifications of the system.

• Monitoring of the development process, in order to confirm optimum performance of the system.

• Preparation of standards and follow up rules for the back – end system, to ensure a fully secured and a robust system.

• Design and implementation of the logical & physical structure of the database.

• Monitoring of performance of database servers and providing tuning measures.

• Performing database / application wide query tuning operations.

Try automate every process that needs to be performed on daily basis and/or requires manual intervention.

--  Hemantgiri S. Goswami (


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