Fabian Pascal has written this work on issues that come up in database administration and recommendations for solving them. It's not really a practical guide, despite the title, but probably many administrators would benefit from reading the book and keeping it handy somewhere. Yes, I mean you, the one who's got a copy of Filemaker Pro at home and thinks he knows it all. I've always wanted a reason to post a link to slashdot. Now if they could just link to me . . .