Linked Questions

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How could DBAs be more 'programmer friendly'?

The answers and comments on the dba.se version and programmers.se version of the question "What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?" are very revealing ...
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3answers
62k views

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 ...
9
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6answers
35k views

What is the easiest way to get started using databases with real data?

I have a project that could benefit from using a database, but I have no experience with databases, don't have access to a server, and have relatively little experience working with things living ...
12
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3answers
10k views

Database Administrator vs Database Architect?

In terms of job responsibilities and activities, what is the difference between a Database Administrator (DBA) and a Database Architect?
11
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2answers
602 views

Which areas of a DBA's knowledge should a developer delve into? [closed]

I must admit the question is quite broad, so I'll try narrowing it down a bit. In our company we are 3-4 developers and have some SQL Server based installations running at our customer's sites (...
6
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1answer
5k views

MySQL or Oracle Associate Certification?

I have 15+ years in software development and 7+ in web development, and I want to get a certification in another area, like DBA. I have 7+ years of experience like MySQL developer. Which is better for ...
6
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1answer
2k views

What should every DBA know? [closed]

As a SysAdmin who "wears all the hats", I find myself increasingly pulled into database projects. I took one database course back in college and since then I've always scoured resources online (like ...
4
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1answer
3k views

Restoring MySQL database with db dump and binlogs

I have a database running on our production web server that I have set up as a master with a single slave in another datacenter. When reading through the MySQL replication setup instructions, they ...
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2answers
1k views

Creating a database with only MySQL command line?

The linux server on which I'm attempting to create a MySQL database has many difficult to work with permissions. My supervisor has tried to install MySQL Workbench on the server, but has been unable ...
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1answer
328 views

Dealing with Difficult DBAs [closed]

At one point, test database deployments within my department were handled directly by the database developers. The typical process was that the developer would unit test their changes in the ...