RE: training for new DBA's

From: Dave Morgan <>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:58:26 -0700
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Hi All,

        We probably train 3-4 juniors per year. Our success rate is under 40%.

The problem is the mindset. Our basic rule is before you do anything you must know "How am I going to return to where I started if something goes wrong?"

Our training program is 3 months of nothing but database creation, backup and recovery, in a test environment.

The final test is a recovery that we know will fail. If the trainee did not back up the redo logs before attempting the recovery then we say "Bye, Bye"

I do not think experience has anything to do with it. One of our best intermediates came to us from a courier job.

As always YMMV


Dave Morgan
Senior Consultant, 1001111 Alberta Limited
403 399 2442
Received on Mon Feb 10 2014 - 17:58:26 CET

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