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SQL DBA high ended question (5+ years’ experience)


SQL DBA high ended question (5+ years’ experience)

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Eirikur Eiriksson (8/6/2014)
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Hi Friends,
I would like to know SQL DBA high ended question (5+ years’ experience) what kind of questions they will ASK …………………. Just for curiosity
Thanks a lot :
Rajesh


You're the newly hired Sr. DBA for a company. There are no other DBAs. The previous DBA quit a month ago.

Explain in great detail what your first "real" day (normally, the 2nd actual day. The first actual day is usually wasted on paper work and seeing if you can handle a specimen cup without getting your hands wet, etc) will consist of.

On the 3rd "real" day, a database becomes corrupt. What actions will you take?


Another version: On the 3rd "real" day, you are told that a database "may be" corrupt. You look into it and find that it has been so for months....
Cool


First day:

"What's the sa password?"

"It's written on the whiteboard by the developers."

Crying
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Or worse "It's Password, with a capital P".
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"sa doesn't need a password."
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Beatrix Kiddo (8/7/2014)
Or worse "It's Password, with a capital P".

That isn't policy compliant, it needs to be P4$$w0rd as shown on MS courses.


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sqldriver (8/7/2014)
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Hi Friends,
I would like to know SQL DBA high ended question (5+ years’ experience) what kind of questions they will ASK …………………. Just for curiosity
Thanks a lot :
Rajesh


You're the newly hired Sr. DBA for a company. There are no other DBAs. The previous DBA quit a month ago.

Explain in great detail what your first "real" day (normally, the 2nd actual day. The first actual day is usually wasted on paper work and seeing if you can handle a specimen cup without getting your hands wet, etc) will consist of.

On the 3rd "real" day, a database becomes corrupt. What actions will you take?


Another version: On the 3rd "real" day, you are told that a database "may be" corrupt. You look into it and find that it has been so for months....
Cool


First day:

"What's the sa password?"

"It's written on the whiteboard by the developers."

Crying




Go ask the CTO administrative assistant. She has it on a posty note under her keyboard.



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Oh, you guys thought I was kidding. Heh.
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Oh, you guys thought I was kidding. Heh.



No. I have quite literally run into that type of thing. Both as you described and as I described.



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Oh, you guys thought I was kidding. Heh.



No. I have quite literally run into that type of thing. Both as you described and as I described.


If the OP is still reading this: a good question to ask the person interviewing you is "what happened to the last guy?".
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Oh, you guys thought I was kidding. Heh.



No. I have quite literally run into that type of thing. Both as you described and as I described.


Same here. I once had a boss who went out of town and she handed me her notebook with all of the network passwords and such in there. She was a little over trusting since the same page had website addresses, usernames and passwords for all her personal stuff too (like banking, credit cards etc). w00t

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Oh, you guys thought I was kidding. Heh.



No. I have quite literally run into that type of thing. Both as you described and as I described.


Same here. I once had a boss who went out of town and she handed me her notebook with all of the network passwords and such in there. She was a little over trusting since the same page had website addresses, usernames and passwords for all her personal stuff too (like banking, credit cards etc). w00t


Well, i guess if anything happened, she knew who to ask first.

But that wouldn't stop some prying eyes from taking a peak at her financials.



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