As a DBA, Where Do I Start? (1.0)

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As a DBA, Where Do I Start? (1.0)

  1. 1. As A DBA<br />Where Do I Start???<br />Mike Walsh<br />SQL Saturday – Waltham<br />January 30th, 2010<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. “Where Do I Start?”<br />Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/uxud/3396427350/in/set-72157618745751536/<br />
  4. 4. “How’s the Sr. DBA?”<br />Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brykmantra/76765412/ <br />
  5. 5. Mike Who??? <br />
  6. 6. What About You?<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8. Goal 1:<br />Leave As <br />ADVOCATES<br />
  9. 9. Goal 2:<br />Leave With <br />QUESTIONS<br />
  10. 10. Goal 3:<br />Beat Up a MYTH..<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13. “Set It And ForgetIt”<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Leave As <br />ADVOCATES<br />Leave With <br />QUESTIONS<br />
  16. 16. databaseadministrator(abbreviated as DBA)(computing)a person who isresponsiblefor the logical and physicaldesign of databases, and normally for all aspects of their recoverability, integrity, security, availability and performance<br />Source: Wiktionary.Com<br />
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mogwai_83/3022261893/<br />
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/everythingisaspoon/1463982617<br />
  19. 19. “-ITTIES”<br />
  20. 20. Recoverability<br />
  21. 21. Reliability<br />
  22. 22. Security<br />&<br />Auditability<br />
  23. 23. Availability<br />
  24. 24. “Performability”<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li>Recoverability
  26. 26. Reliability
  27. 27. Security & Auditability
  28. 28. Availability
  29. 29. Performability</li></li></ul><li>
  30. 30.
  31. 31.
  32. 32. “You’re Fired”<br />
  33. 33. Recoverability<br />
  34. 34. <ul><li>60% Done Within 1 Yr (various)
  35. 35. 72% Done within 2 years
  36. 36. Recreating data from scratch?
  37. 37. $2000/$8000/mb (2007, study)</li></li></ul><li>Word Association<br />
  38. 38. Recoverability<br />
  39. 39. Restore or Backup?<br />
  40. 40. Thinking of Backups<br />“How fast will backups be?”<br />“Can I backup to this tape?”<br />“Do We offsite the backups?”<br />“What Kind of Backup?<br />
  41. 41. Thinking of Restores<br />“Restore Test Plan?”<br />“Will that tape work in 6 yrs?”<br />“How do we backup?”<br />“What about x or y scenarios?”<br />
  42. 42. Who’s In Charge??<br />
  43. 43. Meeting Expectations<br />
  44. 44. Let’s Look<br /><ul><li>MAP
  45. 45. Environments Not Being Backed Up?
  46. 46. Full Recovery but no Log Backups?</li></li></ul><li>Security<br />&<br />Auditability<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48. <ul><li>Secure Your Environment
  49. 49. Least Privilege
  50. 50. Keep Developers out of Production
  51. 51. Write the policies
  52. 52. FOLLOW the policies</li></li></ul><li>“Common sense<br />is <br />very uncommon” <br />– Horace Greeley<br />
  53. 53. Security<br />
  54. 54. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andryone/120278573<br />
  55. 55. Wikimedia.org<br />
  56. 56. Why After Recovery?<br />
  57. 57. <ul><li>Least Privilege
  58. 58. Group Based
  59. 59. Role Based</li></li></ul><li>Least Privilege<br />
  60. 60. What is NECESSARY?<br />
  61. 61. What is NOT NECESSARY?<br />
  62. 62. Groups & Roles<br />
  63. 63. Availability<br />
  64. 64. “Low” Availability<br />
  65. 65. Not Set-It and Forget-It<br />
  66. 66. High Availability<br />
  67. 67. Reliability<br />
  68. 68. “HELP! We implemented this project and….”<br />
  69. 69. UPDATE Project<br />SET NeedDBA = 1 <br />WHERE <br />Date &lt; GETDATE()<br />
  70. 70. Wikiemedia.org<br />
  71. 71. Goal 1:<br />Leave As <br />ADVOCATES<br />
  72. 72. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasoncartwright/168646014/<br />
  73. 73. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yardena2009/3484240840<br />
  74. 74. Data Quality<br />
  75. 75. “Data Quality is also deferred until the yyyy planning session (3 yrs out)….”<br />
  76. 76. Performability<br />
  77. 77. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/1384954600<br />
  78. 78. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hikingartist/3515471358/<br />
  79. 79. http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsgranne/179319967<br />
  80. 80. <ul><li>Recoverability
  81. 81. Reliability
  82. 82. Security & Auditability
  83. 83. Availability
  84. 84. Performability</li></li></ul><li>Goal 1:<br />Leave As <br />ADVOCATES<br />
  85. 85. Goal 2:<br />Leave With <br />QUESTIONS<br />
  86. 86. Goal 3:<br />Beat Up a MYTH..<br />
  87. 87. StraightPathSQL.com/where<br />
  88. 88. mike@StraightPathSQL.com<br />
  89. 89. About Mike<br /><ul><li>Principal DBA at a large insurance company
  90. 90. Consulting business, StraightPath Solutions
  91. 91. 10+ years of SQL Server experience
  92. 92. Syndicated SQLServerPedia blogger
  93. 93. Twitter @ mike_walsh
  94. 94. Blog atwww.StraightPathSQL.Com
  95. 95. Daddy to two under 5 with one more on the way in 2010
  96. 96. Husband to an amazing wife</li></li></ul><li>Seacoast SQL Users Group<br /><ul><li>Portsmouth, NH (Pease)
  97. 97. First Meeting in April
  98. 98. Weeknights (Tuesdays most likely)
  99. 99. First Speaker - Grant Fritchey?</li></li></ul><li>Confused?<br />Angry?<br />More Lost?<br />

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