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Interview question :critical issue faced by dba


Interview question :critical issue faced by dba

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Jeff Moden
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Oh, I don't mind open ended questions for the very reasons you mean. I just hate THOSE types of open ended "explain to me how you've failed" questions. Heh... my answer is "It's my job to not fail. The biggest crisis I've had as a DBA is a logfile finally consuming all of the harddisk on a system they hadn't given me access to yet on the second day of a new job and the second biggest was when I determined that we were going to run out of harddisk space 6 months ahead of time. The first day was spent filling out paper work and peeing in a cup." ;-)

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Jeff Moden (7/8/2014)
The first day was spent filling out paper work and peeing in a cup." ;-)


Was that also a failure?w00t

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Jeff Moden (7/8/2014)
The first day was spent filling out paper work and peeing in a cup." ;-)


Was that also a failure?w00t


Depending on my mood and the attitude of the person receiving, that can be a partial failure, if you know what I mean.

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Jeff Moden (7/8/2014)
The first day was spent filling out paper work and peeing in a cup." ;-)


Was that also a failure?w00t


Heh... no. I studied real hard on how to do it without getting my hands wet. :-D

--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

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Jeff Moden (7/8/2014)
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The first day was spent filling out paper work and peeing in a cup." ;-)


Was that also a failure?w00t


Heh... no. I studied real hard on how to do it without getting my hands wet. :-D


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This has been one of my favorite question. There are no right or wrong answers i expect. I just look for these points

- problem solving approach
- Ownership, candidates role in solving the problem
- attitude towards problem
- homework or knowledge gather regarding the issue
- what step were take to make sure problem doesnt happen again
- communication skills

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