Chapter 23. DBA Rules of Thumb

The first 22 chapters of this book cover the practices, policies, and procedures associated with the management discipline of database administration. This chapter provides guidance for DBAs as they embark on the job of implementing those practices, policies, and procedures. Database administration is a very technical discipline; it is also a very political discipline—the DBA is very visible within the organization. DBAs should be armed with a proper attitude and sufficient technical knowledge before attempting to practice database administration.

The Rules

The following sections outline some basic guidelines to help you become a well-rounded, ...

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