SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


New DBA job, done some digging on Database and have some concerns!


New DBA job, done some digging on Database and have some concerns!

Author
Message
bugg
bugg
SSChasing Mays
SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)SSChasing Mays (642 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 642 Visits: 983
Awesome responses guys thank you so much, this site rocks Smile
I've been flat out doing queries and other schema changes and haven't had a chance to run dbcc checkdb yet Sad Will try later in week for sure and keep you posted.

Many thanks

B
stephen.sarre
stephen.sarre
Valued Member
Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)Valued Member (50 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 50 Visits: 297
Hi

Before any fixes that you think are "essential", make sure your manager agrees the priorities, in particular new work vs schema fixes, backups, reindexing or DBCCs etc

Only do essential fixes initially - if the system has been working for a few years then it can probably work for a few more weeks (even without PKs)!
If you make changes, and something breaks, then some users might think you don't know what you are doing. You also might get blamed for (schema) problems that come to light subsequently.

Before you get into making schema and other changes (but I see that you have already started), make sure you have a way of tracking the changes, eg use some sort of schema source control system.

Hope that helps
Steve
Jeff Moden
Jeff Moden
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)SSC Guru (85K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 85991 Visits: 41094
stephen.sarre (11/21/2012)
Hi

Before any fixes that you think are "essential", make sure your manager agrees the priorities, in particular new work vs schema fixes, backups, reindexing or DBCCs etc

Only do essential fixes initially - if the system has been working for a few years then it can probably work for a few more weeks (even without PKs)!
If you make changes, and something breaks, then some users might think you don't know what you are doing. You also might get blamed for (schema) problems that come to light subsequently.

Before you get into making schema and other changes (but I see that you have already started), make sure you have a way of tracking the changes, eg use some sort of schema source control system.

Hope that helps
Steve


I strongly agree with what Steve wrote above. If you operate alone and without a net, you will die when you fall because you will fall even if you're a great DBA that never makes mistrakes. :-P

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair

Helpful Links:
How to post code problems
How to post performance problems
Forum FAQs
seatedElephant
seatedElephant
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (147 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 147 Visits: 379
Hi Bugg,
Lot's of great advice from the peeps that know on here. I'd just reinforce the importance of getting a disaster recovery plan in place and making sure all databases and log files are being backed up successfully and in the manner/mode you require for the organizations needs. It's a definite skin saver
Good luck,
Dave.

Dave Morris Alien

"Measure twice, saw once"
Stuart Davies
Stuart Davies
SSCertifiable
SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)SSCertifiable (5.3K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 5298 Visits: 4688
And if anyone questions why you are being pedantic about backups / corrupt databases etc - get them to read this - you might want to have a look as well.
This story changed the view of a couple of people I work with.

-------------------------------
Posting Data Etiquette - Jeff Moden
Smart way to ask a question

There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand (the world). There is no such thing as a dumb question. ― Carl Sagan
I would never join a club that would allow me as a member - Groucho Marx
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search