Knowing What You Don’t Know

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21757

    Eric M Russell wrote:

    Sharing what we think we know with others (external validation) is a good way to learn what we didn't know before. Even the "resident SQL Server expert" in an IT organization may discover their knowledge base and point of view about certain topics are lacking when they step outside their day to day environment and start interacting with the broader IT community.

    I learn a lot from my systems engineers (particularly SAN stuff) and they learn from me about SQL - so 100% agree, but we only seem to do it when something breaks 🙂

    MVDBA

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396384

    That's not a shock really. But a little more sharing ahead of time, might, might, prevent some outages.

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21757

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    That's not a shock really. But a little more sharing ahead of time, might, might, prevent some outages.

    that would be a fantastic article... how we prevent outages..

    I have a server consolidation project (to cut licencing costs) and I know there is new hardware, DNS fixes, code  changes, rollback plans, point of no return... but pulling all of those people together is starting to feel like the DBA job description.  question …. is the DBA becoming too much of a project manager? or is devops making the DBA assume that role? -

    i'm going to re-read the phoenix project (for about the 5th time) and seek wisdom. 🙂

    but I still have to plan for those outages and bang those heads together way earlier than people think

    MVDBA

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396384

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    i'm going to re-read the phoenix project (for about the 5th time) and seek wisdom. 🙂

    I need to get the Unicorn Project and read it.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21757

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    i'm going to re-read the phoenix project (for about the 5th time) and seek wisdom. 🙂

    I need to get the Unicorn Project and read it.

    Santa clause bought me the last copy - it was delivered by the Easter bunny... sorry Grant, there is no unicorn.

    MVDBA

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