Chapter 1. Getting Started

Linux continues to gain market share as a reliable 24/7 mission-critical enterprise server platform. A rapidly increasing number of employers are specifically seeking database administrators (DBAs) with Linux expertise. In fact, as a database administrator, it's inevitable that you'll someday find yourself using Linux servers to store your data. You will be responsible for ensuring that your database is working symbiotically with the underlying Linux operating system. Managers will look to you to guarantee that corporate databases are competently implemented and maintained.

DBAs are crucial members of every information technology team (well, that's our unabashed and biased opinion). Database administrators are responsible ...

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