Re: OT - Getting fired for database oops

From: Maureen English <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 09:01:43 -0800
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I have a friend who was a sysadmin years ago and got stuck with DBA duties, but didn't know that the database needed to be down for a cold backup. I think it was when they couldn't recover their database when they needed to that my friend was fired....

Newman, Christopher wrote:
> A colleague and I were just discussing DBA's getting fired for screwing
> something up/failing to do something (Not for being generally poor
> employees like showing up late, etc). Neither of us had heard any
> stories of either scenario. I know we sometimes have slightly off topic
> discussions on the list, so I was wondering if anyone would share any
> stories.
> Chris Newman
> Database Specialist
> AITS, University of Illinois
> 217-333-5429
> --

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