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Re: where should i start to learn to become a DBA?

From: Martin Brown <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 05:04:06 -0800
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In my case, I was invited to a meeting attended by 6 people. The meeting room had 5 chairs. When the new CIO asked "who wants to be the DBA?", I was the only one standing.

P.S. I really wanted to be the systems programmer.

>From: "shuan" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
>Subject: where should i start to learn to become a DBA?
>Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 22:53:19 -0800
>Hi DBAs!
>I'm working as a System Programmer for only one year.
>And i'm interested to Oracle, wish to become DBA like you guys.
>I did read some Oracle reference books, searching the web to find more
>about Oracle,
>and of course, here in this list, reading you guys' experiences for already
>few months.
>I've keep trying to learn the Oracle by myself(good or bad?).
>When face problems, trying to play around myself here and there in Oracle,
>RTFM, FAQs...anything that can find the similar problem.
>To be honest, i don't think i learn much.
>Maybe it's because i don't know the proper way to learn it.
>Well...i don't read books page by page,
>i only read those i'm curious at the beginning.
>But i feel i'm getting confusing. I don't know whether i'm going in the
>correct way.
>It's so many times that i have to reinstall the Oracle.
>('Cos i dun know how to make it running again, a lot of errors.)
>So, can you guys give me some advices of
>which section should i start as a beginner?
>What's the next? and so on...and so on...
>Or any links to point to?
>mm...I'm playing with Oracle 8.1.6 in Win2000 on my PC.
> around with Oracle 8.0.5 on Linux(Which is corporate DB
>Server, shh...)
>Thanks for any advices.
>Have a nice day!

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