How to hire a DBA

Database Administrators – especially competent ones – can be difficult to find, validate technically, and hire, as they are rare and in high demand. This article discusses finding, scoping, and acquiring your new DBA, SQL Server DBA. Finding a DBA Where do DBAs hang out? Larger companies may hire a staffing firm. This may be expensive (staffing firms will charge a significant percentage of the DBA’s income), but you’ll likely get a warranty of a sort (let the new hire go within 3 months and we’ll find you another for free, for example). The staffing firm may or may to…

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How to burn out your DBA team

How to burn out your DBA as quickly as possible Are you trying to get rid of your DBA – or DBA team? Want to make a reputation for your IT shop that will make recruitment borderline impossible? Simply want to make somebody’s life miserable? Then this article is for you! (Note If you want a happy DBA that stays with you, do the opposite.) Put your DBA on call 24×7 Nobody wants solo responsibility for a system. People like to go to dinner… a movie… a vacation… sleep… and should be allowed to. No backup DBA team This is…

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