Re: backup and recovery interview questions?

From: Guillermo Alan Bort <>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:36:45 -0200
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wait, you mean that you want a sociable DBA? come on! ;-)

I am a weird dba, since I started in 10g and then moved backward to 9i... as for keeping current, I participate un oracle forums, oracle-l and read a few blogs... however I know many good (great in fact) dbas that don't... it's true that I usually have a better understanding of *certain* features, but that doesn't make them bad dbas.

It is interesting, though, to see what other people look for in a dba... since I'm far from being the interviewer myself... still in the 'interviewee' stage of life ;-)


Alan Bort
Oracle Certified Associate

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 12:25 PM, John Hallas <> wrote:
> True Alan, but I like to see if a candidate has an interest in what is upcoming, even if he has not used it himself, maybe because of lack of opportunity.
> I get myself confused about what came along in previous versions so I wouldn't be too hard if a candidate was unaware of the same things.
> When interviewing my prime considerations are :-
> Will this person fit in, is he sociable, pleasant, reasonably literate and communicative.
> Has he a real interest in Oracle (evidenced by knowing about new features, blogs, books, Oracle-L lists etc)
> Does he give considered and sensible answers, even if they may be technical incorrect. I am never too specific on requiring exact syntax, I like to see that someone is thinking things through.
> Are his/her knowledge and CV in sync
> John
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort
> Sent: 04 February 2009 14:12
> To: John Hallas
> Cc:;;;; oracle-l
> Subject: Re: backup and recovery interview questions?
> Ohh, that's a good one... I would ask, however, what are the
> differences in rman between 10g and 9i, since it's more likely they
> will encounter these versions and not 11g in actual productive
> environments. Also, you can always train them in 11g (New Features for
> DBA) whereas training in 9i is harder.
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