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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Sep 8, 2014

I ran into someone recently that told me they were scared at their job. This person had built a number of ETL jobs to move data around between systems. They were trained as a developer, but had a little experience, got sucked into working with SQL Server, and had made a career without really considering themselves a DBA. They seemed a bit bewildered that they hadn't messed up the data in any of their employer's systems.

I've met quite a few people like that, who seem amazed to be trusted to accomplish the work they do on a regular basis. It's good that many people can go through a career in SQL Server and successfully accomplish the things their employer needs done. However there's no shortage of "scary DBAs" out there that are in over their heads and do cause damage to data and systems.

Read the rest of "The Real Scary DBAs" at SQLServerCentral.