• Doredla Swetha

    hi john,
    i am swetha ,i joined as a fresher in a company as sql dba .will u tell me the way we have to learn sql .i want to know what is the starting and ending point of sql.The thing is from where i have to start learning…

    pls,please guide me i want to settle as sql dba ,,pls reply to the post.

    Thanks in advance

  • http://twitter.com/anishkumarck Anish Kumar CK

    Thanks for your article.Never expect such a huge list :) Great to know .
    Thanks for sharing,
    Good Day,

  • pl80

    Here’s my definition of the DBA:

    Ensure availability, security, and performance of databases.

    1. Prevent data loss due to hardware failure (mostly backup)2. Prevent data loss due to user action (permissions)3. Ensure adequate performance of database servers (monitoring + tuning)4. Ensure availability of data (High Availability)5. Develop sql code for DB management, develop automatic DB management solutions

    • http://www.johnsansom.com/ John Sansom

      Sounds like plenty to be getting on with to me and with Data at the heart of responsibility as it should be. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Rob

    I do plenty of the above – and soon to be grading for my Tae Kwon Do black belt. Venting is good!

    • http://www.johnsansom.com/ John Sansom

      Rob, combat sports and martial arts are a great way to unwind! Just be sure not to vent on your colleagues ;-)

      Thanks for your comments!

  • swetha

    Hi john,

    How network issues related to the SQL server performance.will you please describe it in brief…


    • http://www.johnsansom.com John Sansom

      Hi Swetha,

      It really depends on how you’re working with SQL Server. Are you seeing a particular performance problem?

  • pankaj

    Hi John
    Good Morning

    John i was very much interested to be a DBA and make that as my career path. Due to heavy family responsibilities i have to opt out of IT industry and enter a teaching field. Now, when everything is fine , I want to fulfill this dream of mine. Could you please suggest a way out.