Good questions for interviews - should be open-ended with a number of possible answers, of which the best (or least-worst) depending on the situation, available resources, project requirements, etc, is the best one.

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I Want to Become a Database Administrator - How Can I Start? [closed]

I just took a database course in my college and found it fascinating. I want to learn more in this field, but I feel a bit lost with how to start. How do I become a database administrator? What are ...
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Recovering a lost datafile with no backup available

How do you recover a lost datafile if: the database is running in archivelog mode there is no backup is available
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Recovering from the loss of datafile in NOARCHIVELOG mode?

How do you recover from the loss of datafile if the database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode?
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How to gauge knowledge of a SQL Server DBA? [closed]

Not being familiar with SQL Server, I need to evaluate the knowledge of an SQL Server DBA applicant. The job is mostly about increasing performance and finetuning an existing system. Do you have any ...
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What should I ask at a MySQL DBA interview?

I am a software developer and am helping my team hire a MySQL DBA. The core challenges that we are facing are: Slower queries and performance due to Hibernate. Database management (backups, tuning, ...
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What is Atomic Relation in First Normal Form

I have read the definition of 1NF which is, "If each attribute of relation is atomic". Please tell me what is Atomic.
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Recover Oracle database after drive loss Interview Question

How would you answer this as an interview question? The database crashed and you lost a drive containing one of your control files and another drive containing an entire redo log group. You ...
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What is a Clustered Index?

I need a short explaining of clustered index. What is a clustered index? What are best practices for using the clustered index?