Were you the person standing closest to the server rack when they said "We need a DBA"? Believe it or not, some people get shoved into the job of database administrator (DBA) in much that way, without warning or preparation.
This session teaches accidental DBAs seven principles that, once learned, move you out of the "accidental" terrain into the realm of the solidly professional DBA. There will be plenty of demos as we shown you how to perform key DBA functions that raise your profile and improve your core competencies. These seven rules of thumb, along with the reusable scripts from the session, are useful for any DBA, as well as for developers and system admins who have DBA responsibilities without any DBA training.