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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Companion by Victor Isakov, Stacia Misner, Burzin Patel, Marcilina Garcia, Edward Whalen

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DBA Tips, Guidelines, and Advice

There is a lot more to being a good DBA than just administering the databases. This section provides some additional information including tips, guidelines, and advice about being a better DBA and handling extreme situations.

Know Your Operating System

Understanding the inner workings of Windows Server 2003 is not critical to the function of a DBA. However, knowing the operating system well enough to assist in the configuration and being able do advanced troubleshooting to solve problems can save you a great deal of time and difficulty when problems exist. At the very least, you should be able to recognize and understand that basic configuration of Windows and be able to perform basic troubleshooting steps to provide ...

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