11 Rules of the Road for DBAs

In keeping with the recent trend of posting Top Ten lists, I thought that it would be a good time to revisit a list of non-technical aspects of the DBA job. More details on these specific items can be found in my column for zJournal at zData Perspectives: 11 Rules of the Road for DBAs.

But for the purposes of the blog, here is the list of 11…

  • Rule #1: Write Down Everything
  • Rule #2: Keep Everything
  • Rule #3: Automate
  • Rule #4: Share Your Knowledge
  • Rule #5: Focus Your Efforts
  • Rule #6: Don’t Panic!
  • Rule #7: Measure Twice, Cut Once
  • Rule #8: Understand the Business
  • Rule #9: Don’t Be a Hermit
  • Rule #10: Use All of the Resources at Your Disposal
  • Rule #11: Keep Up-To-Date

How many of these rules can you say that you follow on a regular basis?

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About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a strategist, researcher, and consultant with nearly three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development.
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3 Responses to 11 Rules of the Road for DBAs

  1. Pingback: DB2 Hub | 11 Rules of the Road for DBAs

  2. db2champ says:

    # 6 – So very True for the young DBA’s 🙂

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