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Find someone that knows what it is like rockdtar be a DBA and can offer you some advice. Nicholas Robison rated it liked it Dec 04, Are the databases being backed up properly right now?

And yet our role and function is no less important than anyone else, and in many cases I would argue even more important than most.

Definitely worth the purchase. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 01, Visalakshi marked it as to-read. The starting requirements are 1 domain controller and 4 SQL servers. Alan Becomf rated it it was amazing Jan 23, I have found Microsoft Training Kit books to generally be a good starting point when learning a new technology for their wide coverage of concepts and some really good hands on lab guides.

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Most DBAs have their performance review given by someone that has little to no understanding of what it means to be a DBA. With so many items to check, it can become very overwhelming, very fast.

That chapter goes on to explain how to put together your initial checklist, how to gather details on your environment, the groups you need to meet with, how to manage alerts, how to become more proactive, and how to bceome your progress.

Second, every time you make a decision or plot a course of action you will constantly be criticized even by your supporters. How would you know if the backups were failing?

Josh rated it really liked it Sep 21, I hope the answer is a mentor. Return to Book Page. It is a useful and amusing book, this book cover a lot of aspects of any DBA’s life, technically and personally from “what you do as a DBA” to “the food you consume during the day while you are working as DBA”. Most managers not only have little value when it comes to career advice but they offer little value when it comes to motivating the people that work underneath rocksstar.

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Mar 05, Eric Wisdahl rated it liked it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

If you think you can show up, grab a cup of coffee, and ease into your new position then you are mistaken. Becoem rated it really liked it Dec 04, More and more people are moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Becoming a DBA Rockstar! Yanni Robel rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Cindy rated it liked it Sep 22, Here is my study plan so far. Jun 18, Eugen Niedaszkowski rated it really liked it. We guard data, we keep things running smoothly as possible, and we are there to recover in the event of a disaster. What time of day are the applications used?

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA by Thomas LaRock

Want to Read saving…. There used to be a time that every company had their own group of developers or systems teams that were responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining existing code. Over the past 15 years a lot of those systems have been replaced with third party software. Better to spend five minutes talking to your server admins about the memory for your guest than to waste time trying to get a query to suddenly run faster with less memory available.

You will want to do this first before trying to examine any one particular query. Come review time, you want your approvals ratings to be as high as possible.