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newsqldba
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  19:50:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

hi everyone. i just recently started learning SQL SERVER 2000 and SQL SERVER 2005. I was wondering if anybody could help me understand what the main tasks are for a SQL DBA. and if there are any tutorials to do those tasks. like what is the daily routine like? how hard will it be to transfer from book learning to actual DBA work? and if anybody knows some good tutorials to performance tuning as well as the major roles and responsibilites of a DBA i welcome the advice. hope you can help. thanks again.

eyechart
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  19:52:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
first skill is to learn to use google :)

1. what is a dba? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_administrator
2. books to get http://www.sqlteam.com/store.aspx



-ec

Edited by - eyechart on 08/28/2007 19:54:16
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rmiao
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  20:07:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And Microsoft has white papers on sql server performance tuning.
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newsqldba
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  21:46:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ive read alot of stuff online. but i was just wondering what exactly the day to day activities of actual DBAs do. and any good tutorials is helpful too.
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rmiao
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Posted - 08/28/2007 :  22:25:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It depends, not same activities everywhere.
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newsqldba
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Posted - 08/29/2007 :  00:18:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
okay. i understand that activities may differ. but can you give your daily routine then?
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eyechart
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Posted - 08/29/2007 :  01:00:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by newsqldba

okay. i understand that activities may differ. but can you give your daily routine then?



Your question is hard to answer. The job that I do and the tasks that I perform are going to be different from other DBAs.

In a nutshell though, I basically ensure that all my databases are available and can be recovered. that is it. All the other stuff we do is secondary to these 2 things.

What do you think a dba should do?



-ec
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eyechart
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Posted - 08/29/2007 :  01:01:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here is a good list of DBA duties. this was linked to in the wikipedia article I referenced in the first post.

http://www.world-class-programme.com/Roles-of-database-administrator.asp



-ec
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Kristen
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Posted - 08/29/2007 :  06:21:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See also: http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55210&SearchTerms=So+you're+a+DBA+eh?,dbas,dba,Housekeeping

Kristen
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