I'm looking for some advice for how I can assert myself in this situation without alienating my colleagues or causing trouble.
I recently was asked to help fix a problem with an application, at which time I discovered that the application in question is running a SQL Server database that I wasn't aware of. Because it hadn't been set up with the basic log management stuff, the log grew to fill up almost the whole disk, causing the problem.
I guess the first issue is that my organization has a separation of duties such that I am not notified about applications that run SQL Server databases. But beyond that, after I asked to be made sysadmin on the server so I can maintain it, I was told that this can be done but it doesn't fall under the databases that I need to maintain. Given that I was called in to fix the problem, of course, I think I am already maintaining it.
The problem is, at the moment, that group installs and sets up SQL Server and then hands it over to me for applications that fall under my group. So I can't claim that I install and administer everything. However, I would feel better knowing that I am admin on systems that are running SQL Server, because I am the DBA and should anything happen with those servers, ultimate responsibility would lie with me anyway.
I realize I don't have a specific question (maybe there is none), but I'm wondering if anyone out there has guidance for how I should proceed, or what I need to find out in order to proceed.
Thanks for any help.
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