I've recently been appointed to maintain my companies internal DB's. Must also stress the point that the DB's are quit critical, in the sense of CRM, Payroll etc.
I'm also very new to the administration environment of sql, however i've been working on it for the past 4 years now. But my experience was purely based on writing queries, scheduling backups, really basic stuff.
My purpose of this posting is, what can i do to be pro active in this new position? There is no handovers from previous dba's as all were actually outsourced. I'm the first internal dba appointed. I've got a chart of SQL Duties which is daily, weekly, monthly and yearly checks. I can also schedule the outsourced dba to be onsite, but i want to be prepared for that visit.
Any suggestions or advise? And i'm busy doing SQL 2012 courses and exams, but the process is "slowly but surely"
Would be nice for professional advise.