30 July,2011 by Jack Vamvas
I've compiled a list of the questions that I get asked most frequently. If you have a question that I haven't answered or you need a more detailed answer, you can comment on www.sqlserver-dba.com or contact me. Please read through to see if I've answered it already. FAQs were lasted updated on 7th September 2013.
I am a Senior DBA in a large financial institution. I've been in this role full time for 3 years.
I manage over 200 database servers and a team of DBAs onshore and offshore.
The database servers support a) SQL Server and DB2 b) Datawarehouse, Transaction and Modelling database servers.
My main responsibilities are Database Architecture and Performance. I manage Tuning, Database Server Optimisation, SQL Programming, database design of very large databases and the full range of database management procedures.
Yes, for high-end SQL Server and DB2 Senior DBA\Database Architect vacancies.
Yes, but only if I use the product or have tested thoroughly
Yes. Onsite and Offsite , contact me for details . If you're experiencing a problem , read How to report a SQL Server performance problem . This offers a guide on how to document the SQL Server Performance problem . Detailed documentation assists in fixing the problem quicker
Guest Blog post requests are welcome for Database Server related topics. The guidelines are:
a) Contact me and submit a topic. I’ll reply to confirm it’s OK
b) Submit Unique content only.
c) The article must be 500 – 800 words.
d) One image supporting the text is OK. I may need to resize.
e) Include a short biography – focus on technical skills and what make yo an authority on the topic . I’ll include the biography at the top of the post.
f) I’ll include an external link . The external link must not be to an unrelated site. For example , it can be to the authors technical blog or to a page offering more information about the topic. I won’t include spam like links.
I'm asked this question often. It all depends on your experience and motivations. There are many different paths. I've included a link worth reading. It focuses on how to progress a DBA career and the importance of developing a wide range of skills but also thinking strategically.