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Traits of a DBA - Part Two – The Personal Side of a DBA

A good DBA needs to have good technical skills but he also has to have good personal skills. In this article, Greg Larsen discusses the personal skills a DBA should have.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/07/22 | Source: Database Journal | Category: dba basics
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On Adopting the Mindset of an Enterprise DBA

Although many of the important tasks a DBA has to perform should be done 'by hand', keying in commands or using SSMS, the canny DBA with a heavy workload will always have an eye to automating routine tasks wherever possible, or using a tool.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/06/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba skills
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What Counts for a DBA: Deduction

Like Sherlock Holmes, a DBA needs the sound deductive reasoning to pinpoint the root cause of a crime, in amongst a thousand interesting but irrelevant details.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/11/18 | Source: | Category: editorial
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The Database Administrator's Back-to-School Checklist

To meet the upcoming demands on IT systems database administrators (DBAs) need to prepare the database and its supporting infrastructure for increased resource demands. Being proactive now can pay big dividends by maintaining service level agreements (SLAs), avoiding outages and resource shortages, and ensuring a positive overall customer experience.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/08/30 | Source: Database Journal | Category: dba concepts
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Database Administration as a Service

A DBA should provide two things, a service and leadership. For Grant Fritchey, it was whilst serving a role in the Scouts of America that he had his epiphany. Creative chaos and energy, if tactfully harnessed and directed, led to effective ways to perform team-based tasks. Then he wondered why these skills couldn't be applied to the workplace. Are we DBAs doing it wrong in the way we interact with our co-workers?  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/08/29 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: dba skills
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DBAs and the Fear of Time Off

Rodney Landrum on why many DBAs find it hard to ask for, and take, their due DBAcations.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2013/05/27 | Source: | Category: database weekly
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