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List to do according to priority. (foremost imortant things)

1. Make sure any kind of MONITORING is in place. (If not buy it by discussing it with your manager)
2. Make sure all the databases in the environment are BACKED up. (At least full backup but should suffice the SLA)
3. At this point i would recommend you to DOCUMENT all the database servers, this is really important to understand the environment before doing any changes to it. You can refer http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2013/01/documentation-it-doesnt-suck/
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alright mate - all the best with your new role .

also i have found this is quiet useful

http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2013/07/announcing-our-free-accidental-dba-6-month-training-plan/
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Lots of good advice here. the books section is useful on SQL Server Central. Accidental DBA is a good book to look into. There are a lot of training sites. BrentOzar.com has a 29$ course listing out a lot of the free training. I have a list here too. There are a ton of resources to work with.


#1 backups
#2 look for old documentation
#3 don't change things on a whim
#4 study, look, ask, learn.

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Wonderfully excellent advice already posted here. I'll add one more. Check out Jason Strate's Monthly DBA Checklist. It's a pretty good starting point for ensuring you have the basics in place.

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