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    Responsibilities of Junior DBA's

    HI,
    I know this is a very trivial question to ask , but without asking i would'nt know.
    I want to know what are the basic Responsibilities and duties of an entry level or junior DBA's...
    Like what job exactly a entry level DBA do.

    thanks.
    Last edited by nnamjoshi; 03-30-2006 at 04:45 AM.

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    depends where you work, different people expect things of different people

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    You should be able to:

    Know database object structures -ddl-,dml-,security operations
    Make coffee/tea
    Drive the boss's wife to airport
    Act as if you know everything allways
    Backups
    Able was I ere I saw Elba

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbalmer
    You should be able to:

    Backups

    you would trust some junior nobody who knows nothing with the protection of your data?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertbalmer
    You should be able to:

    Know database object structures -ddl-,dml-,security operations
    Make coffee/tea
    Drive the boss's wife to airport
    Act as if you know everything allways
    Backups
    if you dont wish to ans plz ignore the question...
    no need to ans crap
    answering as if you kno everything

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    it was a fair answer, most of that is probably what you will be expected to do.

    Just expect to do no dba work and have no repsonsibility

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    Lighten up Junior !!

    ditto 2 Davey's reply
    Able was I ere I saw Elba

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    Davey

    Backups only,not Recovery....that will come later.

    :-)
    Able was I ere I saw Elba

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    once they know the basics then responsibilty for a small internal database is sometimes a good idea, as long as they are given backup from a senior DBA.

    by internal I mean a system that is just used in the IT area, then at least if it fubar no external customers are effected.

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    hi

    I am also a junior DBA.

    I had done a project in a good mobile company.

    Responsibilities may change from organization to organization.

    I will explain you some responsibilities.



    1. Come in the early mornnig and check whether all databases are up.
    2. Monitor the alert log file and take actions if any errors found.

    3. Check the growth of database.

    4.Take Full Database Export at frequent intervals like once in a week or fortnightly.

    5. Take Cold/Hot Backup at frequent intervals.

    6. Attending user calls and give a solution to their problems.

    7. Maintain a Log Activity Report and report the same to the Senior DBA.

    8.Read some DBA books for one hour.


    Regards
    SALIH KM
    Last edited by kmsalih; 03-31-2006 at 01:37 AM.

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