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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: DB Developer to DBA ???

    Dear all,

    I have been working in MS SQL Server for around 6 years ( versions : 7.0 and 2000 ). I have been extensively involved in database design and development. I have not much involved much in administrative activites.

    I need to know what are the core activities which makes a Database Developer as a complete DBA ?

    Thanks in advance,

    Hari Haran Arulmozhi

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    The complete dba is a hard thing to find and a harder to thing to define, but what I think you are looking for is the fact that the adminitrative or production dba is someone who knows a bit more about the hardware\OS\networking end of things and has a thorough understanding of disaster recovery and keeping SQL Server running optimally in the live environments and can troubleshoot any number of situations. They also tend be a bit better with the SQL Sever bells and whistles (like replication and dts) than the straight up sql developer. I try to stay knowledgeable on both sides of this somewhat specious dichotomy (college words for blindman's sake), but I enjoy the developer end of duties a bit more.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    Hi Sean Roussy,

    Thanks for your response.

    Hari Haran Arulmozhi

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    I caught that...
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Sean was being rather felicitous wasn't he?
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    ur codings are working excelent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump
    Sean was being rather felicitous wasn't he?
    Indubitably!

    -PatP

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    I caught a hint of facetiousness in there, myself.

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    A rather capricious attempt at humor, if you ask me.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    I didn't - did you Pat? 24601?
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