About John Sansom

I’m a Microsoft Certified Master(MCM) of SQL Server. I’ve been working with database technology in a variety of flavors for over fifteen years. I absolutely love what I do and genuinely feel privileged to be a part of our tremendous technology community. Got a question about SQL Server or being a DBA? Ask me!


  1. Great site John!
    Just adding to what you have said-
    do you think that the primary responsibility of SQL database admin is the make the data ‘available’?

    Obviously data loss would be the worst case scenario but perhaps if your sql server has the data but the company can’t use it is almost as bad?

    I write as a DBA Newbie.

  2. Great information here … I am one of those “accidental DBA’s” although Ive always loved dealing with data, I started in the business as a Manager of Technical Support and after 4 years transitioned into a Jr. DBA role on a full scale web application project.

  3. Travis Alltop says:

    DBAs are the most important and most under appreciated person in an emterprise. I have said this for years. If you don’t have your data you don’r have doodly squat…remember that out there CEO’s when bonus time comes around……

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