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How to Approach Others 9. Jacob rated it really liked it Oct 31, Ask the Server Administrators 2. It was an easy and informative read. Being a Good Customer 4. The Need for Regular Exercise 7. Selected pages Title Page. Well First days of a DBA are explained in a nice manner,the book is weak in technical matters but touches the topics you will find in everyday life of a dba. This book injects some humor into helping you understand how to hit the ground running, and most importantly becoe to survive as a DBA.

I’m sure i will read it again or at least review a lot of it’s chapters. Check Database Backups 2. Other than that you won’t find any surfivor info in this short book. Mar 05, Eric Wisdahl rated it liked it Shelves: Alan Rosenquist rated it it was amazing Jan 23, It is a useful and amusing book, this book cover a lot of aspects of any DBA’s life, technically and personally from “what you do as a DBA” to “the food you consume during the day while you are working as DBA”.


First 70p are very good for reading but when it comes to an end we comes to a feeling that he’s repeating the whole things one more.

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA

Protect Your Private Time 5. View table of contents.

It was not only great to read but will be a valuable reference. Apr 01, Visalakshi marked it as to-read.

Todd rated it really liked it Nov 17, Is That Alert Serious? What You Have in Common with the President 2.

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More and more people beccome moving into the DBA profession, and many are looking for a getting-started guide. However, I’d still recommend a book like this to someone starting fresh, just because it could contain some information that you might not have thought about.

Build a List of Customers 2. List Upcoming Projects and Deliverables 2. Return to Book Page.


It’s All About the Spindles, Baby 3. Training, Get You Some of That 8. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Stopped reading as soon as I hit the section that encourages blaming the network.

Understand different types of database support. Thomas can also be found blogging at http: Take Care of Yourself 2. Create a List of Servers 2.

Benefit from ongoing DBA training. Ask the Developers 2. Nicholas Robison rated it liked it Dec 04, Call a Plumber 3.

JT Neville rated it really liked it Jan 13, Want to Read saving…. Katherine rated it really liked it Jun 12, How Did I Get Here? Jon rated it liked it Nov 16, Even better that it’s on my iPad so I can take it with rpckstar without looking like I’m dragging around how-to’s.

Most of the information is common sense.