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  1. #1
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    hi guys,

    I will be joing a team of 4 dbas in a few days. This will be my first job as Oracle DBA. I want to know, what all I should bear in mind and what kind of work a new dba will be handling.

    Thanks


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    Rule #1: The Sr. DBA is always right.

    Rule #2: If you ever doubt the Sr. DBA, see rule #1.
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    Welcome to the POOL of DBAs

    Know the database, their names, what is the backup strategy they use. What the purpose they serve. Passwords for the databases. How they have been structured and etc. Always ask WHY/WHAT/HOW (never fear!) If you make a mistake don't worry make sure you dont make the same again. If you are deleting a record/table/file, always double confirm. For your personal safty first always choose the option to rename and them drop. This is a safest thing. Learn about the OS env, know the appropriate scripts and etc where they are located and how to execute them and etc... "ALWAYS MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE FUN"


    Here are some links that could assist you...

    http://www.dbasupport.com/forums/sho...threadid=15246

    http://www.dbasupport.com/forums/sho...threadid=14166

    http://www.dbasupport.com/forums/sho...threadid=14053

    My best wishes to you... Have fun.

    Sam
    Thanx
    Sam



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    Woo ... Hoooo!!!

    Originally posted by marist89
    Rule #1: The Sr. DBA is always right.

    Rule #2: If you ever doubt the Sr. DBA, see rule #1.

    Sam
    Thanx
    Sam



    Life is a journey, not a destination!


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    Thumbs up

    Thank you guys !!

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    Sam. you're upto it again with those great gif images.

    Cheers,
    Vinit

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    Welcome aboard. I'm sure you, like the rest of us, will be posting issues/questions soon. I hope we can help you out.

    Cheers,
    OCP 8i, 9i DBA
    Brisbane Australia

  8. #8
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    Sam...Great to see those lovly GIFs smiling its way !!!

    And well mate to this small world of DBAs...

    Do keep urself posted with this forum in all the informations and queries !!!

    All the best !!!

    Kevin

  9. #9

    Welcome aboard

    Hi there dba_usa, come on in, the waters lovely! You icked a great job to be doing :-) I started off as a developer and only moved across to DBA in the last 12 months. Best move I ever did - I learned sooo much more about Oracle and Unix and Nt than if I had stayed a developer. The best thing about DBA is that there is ALWAYS something new to learn. I think that none of us can ever say that we know ALL there is to learn. Plus on the techy side, its a black art and you get to do the magic and impress people. PLUS it pays well - dunno about over in ythe USA but certainly in the UK, DBA gets paid much more than developer.

    Have fun!

    -Bob

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    Hi Bob..

    What part of UK do you work in ?
    Once you have eliminated all of the impossible,
    whatever remains however improbable,
    must be true.

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