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What is the most important to DBA (Windows Server or .Net)?


What is the most important to DBA (Windows Server or .Net)?

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What is the most important thing to the DBA , is to know windows server deeply or to know .Net deeply like (VB , C#) what is more significant to him between these two choices as a DBA
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Depends on the type of DBA, the company's needs and roles and the DBA's interests.

Someone who's more a developer DBA will probably want to know .net better, someone who's more a 'systems' dba (DBA cross sysadmin) probably needs windows server.

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MohamedDBA (10/6/2013)
What is the most important thing to the DBA , is to know windows server deeply or to know .Net deeply like (VB , C#) what is more significant to him between these two choices as a DBA


Although either of those can be great for supplemental skills, I'd say that neither is the most important to being a DBA. According to the interviews I've conducted over the last six years, many people that call themselves "DBAs" and may, indeed, be working in the position of DBA, don't actually have what it takes or the knowledge to be what I think of as a good DBA.

Not to throw a wet blanket on your obvious high level of motivation (well done on THAT!) but unless you're an absolute cracker-jack in the area of DBA knowledge (and a lot of people that think they are just don't know what they don't know), I'd recommend spending more time deeply studying SQL Server and T-SQL before venturing into other areas of expertise. Truly good DBAs are hard to find.

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Backups and restores.

Oh, those weren't on the list. I'm going to support Gail's answer. If you spend more time building and designing systems, having a working knowledge of how the app code is written is more important. If you spend time doing installs & system configurations, then understanding Windows is more important.

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