Re: 1 DBA in a company
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:00:05 PDT
On Fri Aug 22 4:22 , Nuno Souto sent:
>Rob Dempsey wrote,on my timestamp of 22/08/2008 9:10 PM:
>> What happens when you are sick / go on holiday?
Just set your manager up with OEM? :-)
>In the current job, we have a company that provides a
>backup dba service for us.
Hmm, sounds familiar. Wonder who does that... Companies buy a set number of hours per month (like 6 or 12). Usually we do various other bits and pieces of project and support work in addition to just backing up a lone DBA.
Being the only DBA in an organization is difficult for more reasons than just time off. Most people learn by collaboration, and bounce ideas off each other. With no exchange, you can often find yourself with nobody to provide a sanity check, especially in critical situations.