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Must-read Books for DBA [closed]

This question is almost mandatory in any SE site for basic reference. Please post only books with permanently value for DBAs in general. The post should be a must read book, the classical ones, the ...
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Why is Database Administration so hard?

I know a lot of Database Administrators and they are all over 28-29 years old. Is all database administration like that? I mean, is this about getting experience more than at least 7-8 years? Or is ...
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Where can I find good literature for beginners?

I am trying to find some database tutorials,books and similar, since I have started this course in college, and received some material, but it is really hard to manage through all the info on the net. ...
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books for aspiring DBA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Must-read Books for DBA What books do you recommend for the aspiring DBA? Update: I'm particularly looking for sql-server and PostgreSQL books (though books geared ...
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How far should you go with normalization?

I have a decent amount of data in a database. I have well formed tables and good relationships between them with some redundancy in my data. But how far should I go with normalization? Are there ...
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SQL Profiler tutorials for newbie

The MSDN documentation tough to understand. Are there any online tutorials available to learn SQL Profiler? If possible, videos or simple blog posts would be preferred.
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What learning resources are there for part-time DBAs?

Luckily, this isn't a current issue for me, as in my current workplace we're pretty well supplied with DBA knowledge in the team. However, in small development teams, it's not uncommon in my ...