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Message Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 @ 16:17:23 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Production support DBA
From:   John Adams

Geoffrey Rommel wrote:

  Speaking strictly from my own experience, I will say that the focus is pretty much the same: efficient implementation of the data model , reviewing application code  

On this point, from my limited experience, there is a difference -- application DBAs do this up front, while production DBAs fix this after things choke. If your job covers both (mine does), try to emulate the application DBA.

  taking backups  

Due to how our site is organized, I never ever get to touch backups -- after five years with Teradata, this remains my area of near- ignorance. Is this common?

All the best,

John A

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