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What do SQL Server DBAs do all day?
The answer really is… it depends on the day.
Most DBAs start their day with some kind of caffeine.. usually coffee… then start checking job failures and other alerts.
Did any jobs fail last night? If so… was it a critical job? Can we kick it off right now during core hours? Why did it fail? Backup failures will need to be kicked off immediately.
We simply can’t have production databases without backups. The good thing about backups is there highly optimized and can often be run during core hours.
The DBA will have to troubleshoot the failures and answer the questions above.
You’ll set up dev, test and other non-production environments. You’ll create users, import and export data and plan high availability and disaster recovery options.
In this course I’m going to cover some fundamental tasks the SQL Server DBA may be asked to perform on a day in day out basis.
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Let's create an application login for a third party app.
This time tested script allows us to move SQL Server logins between boxes.
Let's wrap up the two demos we covered in this section.
DBAs spend a lot of time fixing job failures. Let's take a look at a common one.
Let's start setting up replication.
Let's finish setting up transactional replication.
DBAs often move databases between server for developers or QA testers. Let's learn how that's accomplished.
Let's walk through how DBAs determine IO subsystem failure.
You'll be asked to move data often. Let's take a look at a simple approach.
Let's setup LS for disaster recovery.
Let's finished setting up LS.
One of the most common causes of system outages is blocking. Let's see how we find blocking.
SANs fail. Let's see what a disk failure looks like and how to recovery it.
I've been a production SQL Server DBA most of my career.
I've worked with databases for over two decades. I've worked for or consulted with over 50 different companies as a full time employee or consultant. Fortune 500 as well as several small to mid-size companies. Some include: Georgia Pacific, SunTrust, Reed Construction Data, Building Systems Design, NetCertainty, The Home Shopping Network, SwingVote, Atlanta Gas and Light and Northrup Grumman.
Experience, education and passion
I learn something almost every day. I work with insanely smart people. I'm a voracious learner of all things SQL Server and I'm passionate about sharing what I've learned. My area of concentration is performance tuning. SQL Server is like an exotic sports car, it will run just fine in anyone's hands but put it in the hands of skilled tuner and it will perform like a race car.
Certifications are like college degrees, they are a great starting points to begin learning. I'm a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
Born in Ohio, raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I currently reside in Atlanta with my wife and two children.