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Day in the life of a DBA
Transcript of Day in the life of a DBA
DBA's within an Organisation
What's it like to
be a DBA?
Logs filling up
"The database is running slow"
Proactive vs Reactive
Too Much Pressure
Not listened to
Does what they have to
Look for the
Not engaged in work
Enjoy their work
More Time and resources
Look for ways
to improve things
Learning new technologies
Do things better
be more efficient
Looking for a challenge
Business Owners + Users
the boss happy?
Projects on time,
Efficient Problem resolution
Kittens on a
A SIDE NOTE:
How long does it take to do stuff? - why so long?
Small organisations have DBA's that do a little of lots of things
Large organisations have DBA's that have set boundries about what they can and can not do
Be a DBA
when there is a production problem?
Don't do that
That other group is
suppose to do that
You should have done that
- "but no one told me!"
Create new database
What process does a
funding request go through?
Who does a DBA report to/
Structure of IT?
Do DBA's get a
say in DB direction?
Complex DB upgrade
Implement new application/system
on complex systems
(Management of DB's)
When does a DBA usually get involved in a project?
Response time to incidents
eg. 1hr for P1s
Service Level Agreements
Main reasons I've been asked to upgrade a DB??
Fear of Desupported Database - that's it!
New Features are great, but its of work to upgrade systems
they know better
Tried & Trusted
Sell them stuff that makes things easier for them - they will like that
"Good place to start to ask who to talk to"