You might want to see if there are any online classes that could get you
started. I usually start by reading a big, thick book -- but I've found that
spending a week or two on an introductory-level online class gives me a big
"Modern" documentation tends to be lacking (IMNSHO). All too many reference
books are written on the principle of "If you know exactly what you want to
do, here's roughly how to do it." You can wander around for a long time not
knowing what a feature is for.
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>From: Claudio Nanni [mailto:claudio.nanni@stripped]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 1:56 PM
>Subject: Re: How to become a DBA on MySQL
>Reference is everywhere, but you need a sort of starting point.
>In your case I would say get this
> - Part III
> - Part IV-D (quick read)
>You will benefit from Part I as well as developer.
>In my opinion this book is clear and linear, good to learn MySQL.
>When you will be working as DBA keep this
>2010/7/13 alba.albetti <alba.albetti@stripped>
>> 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
>> 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.
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