I would like to thank the following people for their generous time in providing guidance on the content for this book: Jeanne Fineout, David Gollob, and Don Watters. The efforts of these folks helped shape the content that you are about to learn and enjoy.
This book was intended to not only give the reader some technical skills on typical DBA tasks but to also provide real-world insight into the typical lives of DBAs. A special thanks to the following industry professionals who provided their first-hand, real-world experiences and knowledge via interviews posted throughout this book: Peter Saddow, Roman Rehak, Grant Fritchey, and JC Cannon.
Thanks to Rob Walters for inviting me to help out with his book. It was an ...