Re: survey - DBA structure in your company ?

From: Chen Shapira <>
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 21:08:05 -0700
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> (2) Doing DBA work in silos: one DBA would be responsible for a certain set
> of applications and databases end-to-end, responsible for all infrastructure
> and application data work for that set of applications

Our team is currently moving away from the silo models. Our main reason for this was how the database management practices differed between applications. Two out of five applications use datapump, the rest use the old export. Few applications have online redo and archive on the same volume, others have separate volumes. We even found ourselves with different scripts for generating the daily AWR report.

We are a rather extreme case as the DBAs are not in the same geographical location and their only common manager is at VP level (i.e. each DBA is in separate place reporting to separate management hierarchy).

Just make sure that this does not happen to you, because consolidating everything back to sensible standards is a real pain.


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