The term DBA is very broad and I think most DBA's do at least some
development and if they have *nix platform they probably look after that
too. Some, including myself, get heavily involved in the applications
running on their db.
So long as you can quickly identify and solve database issues, size and tune
servers, backup, restore and manage security effectively then you probably
have the skills used daily by most DBA's.
You'll probably find it helps to know more than one RDBMS though. Few
companies seem to use one database system exclusively!
I'm a MySQL DBA but spend 90% of my time administering MS SQL Server and IBM
Cognos BI tools!
On 13 July 2010 14:55, Rob Wultsch <wultsch@stripped> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 6:24 AM, alba.albetti <alba.albetti@stripped>
> > Hi,
> > I'd like to know which are the main tasks for a DBA, so in addition of
> the on-line tutorial of MySQL, is there anyone telling me whether there
> exists some tutorial (better if in PDF) where it's possible to undestand and
> learn all you need for managing the MySQL DB as DBA? I mean I'd like to read
> something explaining what are datafiles, tablespaces, ... and what usually a
> DBA is asked to do (creating databases, starting up and shutting down the
> database, managing the database's storage structures, making database
> backups and performing recovery, monitoring and tuning performance, ...) In
> other words I'd like to read how to manage a DB as DBA, because I've always
> worked only as developer and not as DBA.
> > Thanks!
> It really depends on the company. Some DBA's are glorified sys admins,
> some are mostly db developers and there is everything in between.
> I do work that would be normal for a front end developer, I also
> sometimes have to go digging into the C+ guts MySQL and I also deal
> with lots non-technical issues. It really depends a lot on the
> Rob Wultsch
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