Re: Career questions: databases

From: DA Morgan <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:52:05 -0700
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Lennart wrote:

> DA Morgan wrote:

>> The incompetent DBA is not doing backups or not verifying that their
>> backups can be used to restore and recover. The mediocre DBA is writing
>> shell scripts to do backup and tested it once. The average DBA is using
>> RMAN but doesn't really know the tool except to repeat, day after day,
>> what they did the day before. The proficient DBA, like Sybrand for
>> example, has knowledge of the underlying built-in packages and the
>> tables storing metadata in the repository. The expert writes RMAN
>> scripts, without the aide of websites or books, capable of making
>> the tool sing and dance.
> Seems a bit harsh that anyone not using oracle is at best mediocre ;-)
> /Lennart

Written in so it is an appropriate analogy. There is an equally valid analogy for every other technology or field of endeavour.

Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
Received on Sun Jul 01 2007 - 23:52:05 CEST

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