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Phil Sumner

Now a full-time Oracle DBA. Got about 18 months experience of being almost completely devoted to Oracle and am learning lots and as fast as I can. Currently focused on the admin side (keeping things running, responding to emergencies, trying to stop users running 'select * from... ' on tables with 6 million rows and so on), rather than development (e.g. PL/SQL). Working on automating and improving processes.

Developed a script to almost entirely automate the process of provisioning and refreshing thin-clones using clone.pl/dNFS.

I have been involved with installing and using databases of varying types for about 5 years, mainly focussing on MySQL in my past, but with an MS SQL admin course thrown in for good measure.

Achieved MySQL 5.0 DBA Certified Professional Achieved MySQL 5.6 DBA Certified Professional

Working through the Oracle 11g Database Certified Associate process. Been through the "11g Admin Workshop I" & "11g Backup and Recovery Workshop" Oracle University courses.

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