RE: DBA Job Functions

From: Sheehan, Jeremy <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:48:12 +0000
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Those are some great suggestions, Chris! Thank you!


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From: [] On Behalf Of Chris Taylor Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2:38 PM To: Sheehan, Jeremy <> Cc: oracle-l-freelist <> Subject: Re: DBA Job Functions


  • Patching/Maintenance (may fall under Change Deployment - but thought that might be specific to Application code)
  • Security (users/roles/grants creation and monitoring)
  • Growth monitoring/metrics (Capacity Planning)

(There's a joke in here somwhere .... something something homework something) ;)


On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM, Sheehan, Jeremy <<>> wrote: Hello Guru’s,

My boss is asking me to compile a list of typical job functions for a DBA. I came up with a brief list, but would like to hear any other recommendations that you might have. What he said was, “We don’t want to go into great detail, but not be too vague either. Somewhere between the 10,000ft and 1,000ft view.

Agile Work
Change Deployment
Database Design
Database Install
DR Activities (testing/maintenance)
Performance Tuning/Monitoring
Scripting DB/Host
Solution Design

Thanks in advance,


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