Surviving The First Week As The New DBA

IDERA sponsored on-demand webinar

Webcast Abstract

Whether you are an experienced DBA or a brand new one, the first week on a new job is stressful - new computer, new environment, new people, new reasons for doing or not doing things, it all adds up. Having a roadmap for the first week is a great way to speed up the process of getting settled in and it will help you manage your stress. We’ll cover some tips and tricks as we go through the top 10 big things you need to get done so you can move on to the good stuff!

You’ll learn:

  • About the goals you should set for your first week on a new job as a DBA
  • Why backups & free space are the most important things to take care of first
  • What can (and can’t) wait until after you’re settled in
  • Why your motto has to be "do no harm" especially during the first week!

Speaker - Andy Warren

Andy Warren is a SQL Server consultant based in Orlando. Andy was a founding member of, President of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group, and one of the founders of SQLSaturday. He has been an MVP since 2009 and has written and presented extensively on topics relevant to SQL Server professionals. Andy blogs at, is on LinkedIn at, and is occasionally on Twitter as @SQLAndy.

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