Re: [HUMOUR] What kind of DBA are you?

From: Kellyn Pedersen <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:19:17 -0800 (PST)
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Speaking of drama queens-  I attempted to open the page and it returned this :) :

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  • On Mon, 1/11/10, Dba DBA <> wrote:

From: Dba DBA <> Subject: Re: [HUMOUR] What kind of DBA are you? To:
Date: Monday, January 11, 2010, 6:31 AM

I actually worked with several OE-DBAs like this. This one I got off server fault. This is a call Sys Admins ite since they rank respondants. The Oracle questions are kind of basic (since its a sys admin site)


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 8:34 PM, Demetrius Harper <> wrote:

I Love the OE-DBA---  38 Luns Classic

From: Dba DBA <>

Sent: Fri, January 8, 2010 7:10:43 AM

Subject: Re: [HUMOUR] What kind of DBA are you?

I have a few more

Drama Queen DBA: Every little thing is a big deal and requires a tantrum. They have to look at and review everything. This makes them a bottleneck for everyone else. If they see something they may not like they send an email and CC 20 people to demands answers to their questions.

Over Engineer DBA: You have a small database that is rarely used. The DBA demands 38 LUNs be set up so he can personally put every last file on a differnet lun for optimal performance. Takes him weeks to do all this. The performance increase is negligible, but it is so complex, the DBA now appears to be the expert.

Everything has to be done in the database DBA: There is 1 DBA and 5 developers. The DBA is the only one he considers qualified to write pl/sql. They insist on every line of SQL in the database and only he can do it. This type of DBA is related to #1 and #2 by blood lines that go back 1,000 years.

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