You might be a DBA
By: Jeremy Kadlec |
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So here you go, you might be a DBA, if...
You might be a DBA if you are on call 24X7 and respond to your Blackberry at
4:30 AM without batting an eye to check to make sure all is well on your SQL Server...
You might be a DBA if your
backups are always
on your mind and the first item you check
when you arrive to the office..
You might be a DBA if you are always checking your
query plans and working to convert
all of your T-SQL code to use the new
You might be a DBA if your team members complain about how tight the
in your environment and just when you thought things were going good you loosen
the reins only to find out that they have
changed some code and you did not approve...
You might be a DBA if your petition your boss for
auditing solutions and weekends
when you are left alone...
You might be a DBA if you are happy to learn about new technologies at conferences
yearly, user groups monthly and
technical web sites daily...
You might be a DBA if you look forward to
every ounce out of your queries when the rest of the team says that is as good
as it gets...
You might be a DBA if you are excited about anything that ends with 'services',
Reporting Services, Analysis Services,
You might be a DBA if you got a chuckle from this email. Hope you enjoyed
P.S. Developers don't worry we will have a tip like this for you right around
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About the author
Jeremy Kadlec is a Co-Founder, Editor and Author at MSSQLTips.com with more than 300 contributions. He is also the CTO @ Edgewood Solutions and a six-time SQL Server MVP. Jeremy brings 20+ years of SQL Server DBA and Developer experience to the community after earning a bachelor's degree from SSU and master's from UMBC.
This author pledges the content of this article is based on professional experience and not AI generated.
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