The discipline of Operational and Architectural Management of Database Systems.

Database Administration can consist of both operational and maintenance tasks

Such tasks include

  • Configuration monitoring
  • Maintaining backups
  • Troubleshooting
  • Database tuning

The DBA (database administrator) may also get involved in large scale activities such as

  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Database Design and
  • Query Optimization
  • Development Work
  • Architecture/Infrastructure
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